ABU DHABI, 6th October 2016 (WAM) – The Houthis targeting of the UAE civilian ship ‘Swift’ is part of a systemic aggression and premeditated escalation aimed at jumping over, and undermining any political solution to the Yemeni crisis, said Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

In fresh comments on his Twitter page, Dr. Gargash said the escalation approach adopted by the Houthis is an attempt to avoid the political track.

“We will see more attempts by the Houthis to wreck opportunities for political solution. In the rebellion’s logic, the nation’s interest comes second to the group’s interest,” he added.

He also said: “The Houthis do not want to announce in public their rejection of the international will, and instead, they resort to escalation.”