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UAE slams terrorist acts in Libya

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The UAE has condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist acts perpetuated by terrorist organisations, notably, the so-called Daesh, which targets, kills, intimidates and destroys properties of civilians, especially in the Libyan city of Sirte.

In a statement, the UAE extended heartfelt condolences and solace to the bereaved relatives of the victims.

Khalifa Al Tunaiji, UAE Deputy Permanent Representative to Arab League, said in a speech before the Arab League's extraordinary meeting, held at the headquarters at the level of permanent representatives, to discuss the unfolding developments in Libya, that "The UAE reiterates its condemnation of these despicable crimes against the innocent people in Libya."

He stressed the need for backing Libya's legitimate government and its efforts to extend its sovereignty over the rest of Libyan territory.

He added that Arab states and the international community should support the legitimate government, the people of Libya, and the Libyan parliament.

Al Tunaiji underscored that the UAE backs the efforts led by the International body to implement the international resolutions.

"Terrorism, which is damaging Libya and threatens its territorial integrity and stability, cannot be in any way considered a political trend but a crime against innocent people," he said.

On behalf of the UAE, he requested the addition of an item on the agenda regarding the assault on the UAE embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, by Houthi group.

Al Tunaiji referred to the statement issued by the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in which it called for the evacuation of the embassy immediately and restoring it to the embassy staff, adding that the UAE retains the right to bring perpetrators of this attack to justice.

He noted that the occupation of the embassy and the evacuation of embassy staff would not deter the UAE's support for the restoration of stability to sisterly Yemen.

The UAE official underscored, "This criminal act is a flagrant violation of international law, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 relating to the immunities enjoyed by foreign embassies, and United Nations General Assembly resolution 121/69, on taking effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions, diplomatic and consular representatives, adopted by the General Assembly in December 2014."

Al Tunaiji said the Houthi group practices jungle law.

The representatives collectively denounced the attack on the UAE embassy and warned about dangers posed by Daesh, especially in Libya, and called for concerted efforts to tackle it.

Qatar condemns occupation of UAE embassy

Qatar has condemned in the strongest possible terms the occupation of the UAE embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, by the Houthi group, yesterday.

Qatar News Agency, QNA, reported that the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement released today that the occupation by Houthis of the UAE embassy is considered an infringement of the laws of all concerned with the protection and immunity of diplomatic missions, and a flagrant violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and international legislation.

The statement called for the Houthis to evacuate the building and immediately hand it back to embassy staff, saying, "This act is a further evidence that the group which committed this attack does not show any regard or respect for international conventions and diplomatic norms, as it practices jungle law."

Egypt condemns occupation of UAE embassy

Egypt's Foreign Ministry has condemned the occupation of the United Arab Emirates embassy building by the Al Houthi group in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Egyptian foreign ministry said that such attacks would strengthen the Arab Coalition's resolve to continue its noble mission of supporting stability and restoring security in the brotherly Republic of Yemen.

It described the occupation as an unacceptable violation of international conventions and norms and of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, and called for the immediate withdrawal of the Al Houthi group from the embassy premises and for maintaining safety and security of the embassy members.

UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on embassy occupation

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has condemned in the strongest possible terms the occupation of the UAE embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, by the Houthi group, yesterday.

In a statement, it called for the evacuation of the embassy immediately and restoring it to the embassy staff, adding that the UAE retains the right to bring perpetrators of this attack to justice and accountability.

"This act is a further evidence that the group which committed this attack does not show any regard or respect for international conventions and diplomatic norms, as it practices jungle law," the statement said.

The MoFA stressed that the occupation of the embassy and the evacuation of embassy staff will not deter the UAE's support for the restoration of stability to sisterly Yemen.

"This criminal act is a flagrant violation of international law, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 relating to the immunities enjoyed by foreign embassies, and United Nations General Assembly resolution 121/69, on taking effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions, diplomatic and consular representatives, adopted at the General Assembly in December 2014,” the statement said.

Saudi Arabia condemns criminal attack

An official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry expressed condemnation to the assault suffered by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Yemeni capital, San'aa, by Houthi militia.

The source added that "This criminal act is a flagrant attack on international norms, legislation and laws." 

Bahrain condemns embassy occupation

Bahrain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly condemned the occupation of the UAE embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, by the Houthi militia, yesterday.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry stressed that this action carried out by Houthi militia is a flagrant violation of international law and diplomatic norms, and a desperate attempt to foil the efforts of re-establishing security and stability in the Republic of Yemen.

According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the ministry accented on the need to respect the inviolability of the headquarters of diplomatic missions and the safety of their staff as guaranteed by the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations.

The ministry expressed its appreciation of the UAE efforts in re-establishing security and stability in Yemen and the region and its support for all regional and international efforts aimed at eliminating all forms of violence and terrorism and those backing and financing them.

It called for intensifying efforts to root out the scourge of terrorism from all countries of the world.

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