ABU DHABI, 10th October 2016 (WAM) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has strongly condemned the attack by Houthi and Saleh militias against the US Navy’s USS Mason destroyer off Yemen’s shore.

The attack amounts to a terrorist act that endangers the international navigation and confirms the continuous escalation by these militias to evade a political solution to the Yemeni crisis, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said in a statement released today.

The rebellion’s mentality, that has caused untold miseries to the Yemeni people, continues to influence the actions of these militias, the ministry added.

The ministry also expressed concern at the repeated targeting of international navigation routes and stressed the need for co-ordination among the countries of the world and rallying efforts of the international community, to eradicate and uproot this evil that endangers international security and to cut off its funding sources.

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