BEIRUT - Lebanon's Foreign Ministry has condemned the Yemeni Houthi militia's missile attacks against the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Lebanon's Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its "solidarity with the brotherly UAE leadership and people in the face of any attack on their sovereignty, security, stability, and territorial integrity" in a statement issued Monday.
The UAE Ministry of Defense announced Monday that its air defence systems intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles fired against the UAE by the Houthi militia. According to state news, no casualties were reported as a result of the attack. Soon after the attacks, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the destruction of a ballistic missile launcher in Yemen's Al Jawf governorate.
The latest exchange of fire occurred in response to a Houthi attack on the UAE on January 17, during which three petroleum tankers caught fire near storage facilities for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company in the UAE capital. The attack claimed three lives and injured six others.
The Houthi militia in Yemen, backed by Iran, has claimed responsibility for the January 17 attack in the UAE, which is a member of the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis.