Bangladesh strongly condemns the Houthi militias’ attack on civilian sites in Abu Dhabi
Dhaka, 18 January 2022:
Bangladesh strongly condemns the Houthi militias’ attack with explosive-laden drones in the United Arab Emirates resulting in explosion of petroleum tankers and fire in the Musaffah ICAD 3 area near Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) causing damage to civil property as well as loss of lives.
This is a repeat terrorist attack following the hijack of a UAE-flagged cargo ship called Rawabi off the coast of Al Hudayah Governorate on 2nd January 2022. This latest attack is an escalation of aggression on the part of the Houthi militias adding to further tension in the region.
Bangladesh feels that the recent drone attack targeting civilian establishments and killing of innocent civilians constitutes an unlawful and cowardly act of terrorism.
Bangladesh also believes that such insensible and illegal acts are targeting civilians and civilian facilities and are a flagrant violation of international law and norms of civilized behavior.
Bangladesh calls upon the Houthi militias to refrain from repetition of such unlawful activities and deliberate escalation of tension since such irresponsible activities may aggravate tension in the region.
Bangladesh expresses its firm solidarity with the United Arab Emirates and its brotherly people against any threat to its safety and security. Bangladesh also remains steadfastly committed towards all efforts for maintenance of peace and stability in the region.