UN / UAE TERRORIST ATTACKS

21-Jan-2022 00:02:00
In a statement issued today, the members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attacks in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, as well as in other sites in Saudi Arabia. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 21 JANUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

21 JANUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, ambassadors at Security Council Stakeout
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations:
“Today the Council has spoken with one voice, that this egregious aggression by the Houthis as well as the proliferation of missile and other technology that enabled the terrorist attack is a clear threat to the entire international community. As the Houthis themselves have claimed responsibility, there is no question as to whom must be held to account. The Council has made it clear in its statement today, that more international national action is needed to address the Houthi threat and hold them responsible. We are strongly encouraged that the Council has unanimously joined over 100 countries and international organizations in strongly condemning the Houthi terrorist attack, a flagrant violation of international law. We have also asked the Council remain seized of this matter. The UAE furthermore asserts the sovereign rights to defend itself, our people and our way of life as any nation in the same situation would do. This meeting and this statement, is clear indication of the concern that the international community takes at these attacks. More than 200 nationalities call the UAE home and more than 60,000 passengers transit through Abu Dhabi International Airport every day, which was one of the targets targeted by this Houthi attack. This terrorist attack threatened the lives not only of my fellow Emiratis but of the citizens of every UN Member State as well as all the residents of the UAE. It is essential that the Security Council and the international community hold this terrorist Houthi militia to account for these crimes and to prevent future atrocities. And today's statement is a really important step towards that goal.”
4. Wide shot, ambassadors at Security Council Stakeout
STORYLINE
In a statement issued today (21 Jan), the members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attacks in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, 17 January, as well as in other sites in Saudi Arabia.

The attacks, which were committed and claimed by the Houthis, resulted in three civilian deaths and six other civilians injured.

The Council today held a closed doors meeting on threats to international peace and security, in New York.

Joined by some members of the Security Council after the meeting, UAE Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh spoke to reporters on her national capacity.

She said, “today the Council has spoken with one voice, that this egregious aggression by the Houthis as well as the proliferation of missile and other technology that enabled the terrorist attack is a clear threat to the entire international community.”

Ambassador Nusseibeh continued, “as the Houthis themselves have claimed responsibility, there is no question as to whom must be held to account.”

She reiterated, “the Council has made it clear in its statement today, that more international national action is needed to address the Houthi threat and hold them responsible,” adding that “we are strongly encouraged that the Council has unanimously joined over 100 countries and international organizations in strongly condemning the Houthi terrorist attack, a flagrant violation of international law. We have also asked the Council remain seized of this matter.”

Furthermore, the UAE Ambassador asserted her country’s “sovereign rights to defend itself,” adding that “our people and our way of life as any nation in the same situation would do.”

Ambassador Nusseibeh also said, “this meeting and this statement, is clear indication of the concern that the international community takes at these attacks. More than 200 nationalities call the UAE home and more than 60,000 passengers transit through Abu Dhabi International Airport every day, which was one of the targets targeted by this Houthi attack. This terrorist attack threatened the lives not only of my fellow Emiratis but of the citizens of every UN Member State as well as all the residents of the UAE.”

She reiterated, “it is essential that the Security Council and the international community hold this terrorist Houthi militia to account for these crimes and to prevent future atrocities. And today's statement is a really important step towards that goal.”

In the statement issued by the Security Council, the members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of the Houthi attacks and to the Governments of India and Pakistan, and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Government of the United Arab Emirates and all other relevant authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. They reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
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