By Staff writer
‘Decisive move had to be made’, said tweets quoting Anwar Gargash
The war in Yemen is over for Emirati troops, the UAE has declared.
The news was announced on the Twitter account of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Wednesday.
Sheikh Mohammad posted quotes by the UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, on his official account @MBZNews.
Sheikh Mohammad tweeted: “Our standpoint today is clear: war is over for our troops; we’re monitoring political arrangements, empowering Yemenis in liberated areas”.
He then quoted Gargash as saying: “Having exhausted all political means in the Yemeni crisis & with the Iranian support becoming clear, a decisive move had to be made.”
The UAE's resolve in both political and military realms in Yemen surprised many observers as the country gave a major support to the Saudi-led coalition in what Gargash described as a "difficult test”, reported Gulf News.
UAE troops had been among the most active members of a Saudi-led “Operation Restoring Hope” in Yemen which began in 2015 in response to requests for assistance from internationally-recognised government of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi.