According to news agencies, the drone attack targeting an oil facility in the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) killed three people. The attack at the city’s international airport sparked a fire.
In his statement, António Guterres, reminded that attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure are prohibited by international humanitarian law.
“There is no military solution to the conflict in Yemen”, he reiterated, as the UN has noted since the beginning of the war in 2015.
In that year, fighting intensified between a Saudi-led coalition backing the internationally-recognized Government – which includes the UAE – based in the south, and the Houthi armed movement, which still controls the capital Sana’a.
Mr. Guterres also urged the parties to engage “constructively and without preconditions” with his Special Envoy, Hans Grundberg, and his mediation efforts to advance the political process and reach a comprehensive negotiated settlement to end the conflict.