On Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates’ Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, related that the attack on Yemen’s Aden airport is an attack on the Riyadh Agreement.
Gargash stated on Twitter: The Aden airport attack targets the Riyadh Agreement and the prospects of stability and peace it holds for Yemen. The incitement, sabotage, violence and terrorism will fail in the face of the peace project led by Saudi Arabia for the good of Yemen and the region.
Indeed, almost 26 people were murdered and dozens injured in an attack on Aden airport on Wednesday just after that the landing of a plane transporting a newly formed Saudi-backed cabinet for government-held parts of Yemen.
According to residents and local media, hours after the assault, a second blast was heard around Aden’s Maasheq presidential palace, while the cabinet members including Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik, and also the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, had been transported to a secure place.
Moreover, witnesses stated that in the airport attack, loud explosions and gunfire were heard just after the plane’s arrival from Riyadh. Whereas, a local security source reported that three mortar missiles had landed on the airport’s hall.
It should indicate that Yemen’s internationally recognized government and southern separatists formed a new power-sharing cabinet on December 18 and arrived in the southern city of Aden on Wednesday, just after days of being sworn in Saudi Arabia. On its part, Saudi Arabia had presented the Riyadh Agreement in November 2019 to seek to end the conflict in the country’s south that appeared in 2017.