The Dubai skyline.
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ABU DHABI – The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that it was closely following regional developments, and reaffirmed the importance of de-escalating current tensions between the US and Iran.
In a statement issued on Wednesday (January 8), the Ministry stressed the importance of dialogue and political solutions in the current situation.
An ongoing diplomatic crisis between the US and Iran has raised public alarm, with tensions running high after Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi army bases housing US troops overnight. US and Iraqi sources said there were no known casualties.
The attack was retaliation by Iran after its top general Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US airstrike in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
On Wednesday, the UAE ministry confirmed that recent developments will not affect citizens, residents, or visitors to the UAE. The Ministry said that all sectors across the country continue to operate as normal.
Meanwhile, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has called on national air operators to evaluate flight path risks that may affect aviation operations.
In a statement, the GCAA said that it continues to monitor and assess regional developments, and will take all necessary and appropriate measures promptly. ICA/WAM/Expat Media
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