RIYADH, 2nd October 2016 (WAM) – The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have condemned the attack on United Arab Emirates’ civilian vessel near the port city of Aden, Yemen, while it was on a regular trip to transport humanitarian aid and evacuate the wounded and injured civilians, in order to complete treatment, in the UAE.

In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) today, the Secretary General of the GCC Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani said that the Gulf Cooperation Council considers the attack as an act of terrorism that jeopardises international navigation in Bab al-Mandab, exposing it to grave risk, as it runs contrary to international navigation laws and to regional and international efforts being made to send relief aid to the Republic of Yemen, in order to alleviate the suffering of the brotherly people of Yemen.

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