The Yemeni Houthi Ansarullah movement warned the United Arab Emirates to leave the war-wracked country or face “crippling attacks” on “their own soil”.
Abdul Wahab al-Mahbashi, an Ansarullah member in Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, warned the UAE that Yemeni forces will wage destructive attacks on the Persian Gulf country if it continues taking part in the Saudi war on Yemen, presstv reported.
Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, another Supreme Political Council member, called for the UAE to “quit escalating tensions”, noting that “the opportunity given to Abu Dhabi is limited”.
Al-Bukhaiti urged the Emirati forces to withdraw from “the country’s Western coast and its Southern provinces”.
He added that the UAE is seeking to gain influence in Tai’z Province, saying, “A number of Emirati mercenaries have left for Tai’z from the A’sab base in Eritrea in a bid to obtain military advances following completion of their training.”
Al-Bukhaiti stated that any escalation on behalf of enemy forces will be met with an “extensive” response from Yemen, adding that the enemy’s use of non-military ships and ports endangers maritime security.
The Yemeni officials’ stern warnings for the UAE come nearly two weeks after Yemeni resistance attacked the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, inflicting substantial damage on Aramco’s Khurais and Abqaiq plants.