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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah extended his condolences on Monday to the victims of a fuel truck explosion in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, an attack claimed by Yemen’s Houthi group. In a cable he sent to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nayhan, His Highness the Amir underlined his country’s unwavering support for all measures Abu Dhabi takes to protect its security and stability, slamming the attack believed to be caused by a Houthi drone, as a “terrorist act” that contravenes humanitarian principles. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables to the UAE president. (KUNA)
Earlier Kuwait “strongly condemned” a fuel truck explosion in UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi believed to be triggered by a cross-border drone in an attack claimed by Yemen’s Houthi group, slamming the incident as an “act of cowardice.” The attack, which left three people dead and at least six others wounded, is a “deliberate attempt” by the Houthis to violate the basic principles of international laws and conventions, said a foreign ministry statement. Kuwait “firmly stands alongside” the UAE and backs all measures the Gulf Arab state takes to protect its security and stability, the statement highlighted. UAE’s state run news agency WAM said the explosion in the industrial Musaffah area, where a number of storage facilities are located, could have been started by a drone, citing initial investigations