CAIRO, -- The Council of Arab League, on Tuesday, strongly condemned the Houthi militia's' targeting of the UAE aid vessel which was on a routine voyage to Aden to deliver relief and medical assistance and evacuate wounded civilians to complete their treatment outside Yemen.

''This attack is an act of piracy and terrorism, a flagrant violation of the international law and other international laws and norms. It poses a risk to international navigation and represents a dangerous indication for threats the civilian and commercial ships could face at the hands of these militias in one of the world's most important navigation routes,'' the council said in a statement issued at the end of an extraordinary meeting at the permanent representatives' level to discuss the issue.

The council called on the United Nations and the Security Council to act effectively to put an end to this terrorism perpetrated by the Houthis and their backers.

''Ensuring the security and protection of the international navigation is a key responsibility of the United Nations which should take measures necessary to confront these acts and bring those who supply the Houthis with weapons and instigate them to carry out acts of international terrorism and piracy to justice," the statement affirmed.

Juma Mubarak Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Representative to the Arab League, attended the meeting.

Source: Emirates News Agency