The Latest: UAE diplomat says coalition will retaliate
The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):
A top UAE diplomat says the coalition will “retaliate hard” over attacks on civilian targets after the Yemen rebels’ drone attack on a Saudi pipeline.
Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs, made the comment Wednesday while speaking to journalists in Dubai.
Gargash said: “We will also retaliate and retaliate hard when we see the Houthis hit civilian targets within Saudi Arabia.”
However, Gargash also said that the UAE believed a United Nations-brokered agreement on the port city of Hodeida represented the best option for finding a political solution to the yearslong war.