US warns against travel to UAE
The US expresses fear of a possible threat of missile or drone attacks.
The US State Department on Thursday urged Americans who may be considering travel to the United Arab Emirates to reconsider, citing the threat of missile or drone attacks.
The Department retained the highest level warning for the UAE in its updated travel advisory. It had already urged Americans against traveling to the country because of COVID-19.
Two days ago, the US Embassy and Consulate advised US nationals in the UAE to maintain a high level of security awareness.
Dubai Expo 2020 announced postponing a concert set for January 30, citing "unforeseen circumstances" and saying it would announce the new date for the concert at a later time through its social media channels.
The head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation, Muhammad Abd Al-Salam, said on Wednesday, that the UAE "can only stand on its feet with US crutches and is begging for American support."
The Yemeni Armed Forces had announced carrying out Operation Yemen Hurricane II, whereby volleys of ballistic missiles and drones targeted sites in Abu Dhabi and southern Saudi Arabia, with two missiles launched at the UAE.
The operation was in response to the Saudi-led coalition committing several massacres in Yemen, including one in Sanaa, another in Saada, and a third in Al-Hudaydah.
The Yemeni Armed forces announced earlier today that they had carried out a qualitative operation in the UAE, Operation Yemen Hurricane.