US warns against travel to UAE, cites Houthi rebel threat; Herzog set to fly Sunday

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US warns against travel to UAE, cites Houthi rebel threat; Herzog set to fly Sunday
‘Rebel groups operating in Yemen have stated an intent to attack neighboring countries… using missiles and drones,’ State Department says
By TOI staff and AFP
27 January 2022

The US State Department on Wednesday updated its travel advisory for the United Arab Emirates, warning Americans against visiting the Gulf state due to the threat of missile and drone attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. “The possibility of attacks affecting US citizens and interests in the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula remains an ongoing, serious concern,” the travel advisory said. “Rebel groups operating in Yemen have stated an intent to attack neighboring countries, including the UAE, using missiles and drones. Recent missile and drone attacks targeted populated areas and civilian infrastructure.”

The State Department already had a “do not travel” warning in place for the UAE due to COVID-19 concerns. The Iran-backed Houthis launched two missile attacks on the UAE this month, with three oil workers killed in the first assault on January 17 and the second intercepted by its defense forces. On Thursday, a senior Emirati official vowed Houthi attacks will not become a “new normal” for the UAE, vowing a robust defense.

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