UAE condemns Houthis' act of piracy at UN meet

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The UAE has condemned the Houthis' recent seizure of a civilian cargo ship.

During the UN Security Council meeting, Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN, described it as "a dangerous escalation against the safety of maritime navigation in the Red Sea".

She stressed that "it requires the adoption of a firm position by the Security Council".

The UAE-flagged vessel, known as the RWABEE, was seized off the port of Hodeidah on January 3.

Nusseibeh emphasised that ending the crisis in Yemen will not be possible until Houthi militias cease hostilities and repeated violations against the Yemeni people.

She further stressed the importance of Yemenis coming together to reach a consensus in line with the Riyadh Agreement, and called for intensifying international efforts to respond to the people’s humanitarian needs.

The diplomat also strongly condemned the Houthis' attempt to target the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s territory using drones and ballistic missiles as a flagrant violation of international law.

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