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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 13:42 GMT

UAE Denounces Houthis’ Seizure of Red Sea Vessel

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7Dnews London - WAM

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:07 GMT

The UAE strongly denounced the outlawed Houthis’ seizure of a vessel in the southern Red Sea while it was towing a drillship owned by a South Korean company, reported the Emirati News Agency.

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the actions as “irresponsible,” saying the hijacking is an unprecedented violation of the security of the Red Sea and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and represents a threat to international navigation and trade.

The ministry’s statement asserted the importance of ensuring the safety of the hijacked vessel’s crew and requested their immediate release.


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