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UAE seeks Pentagon’s support following drone attack on Abu Dhabi

The UAE has asked the Biden administration to reinstate a prior terrorist designation for Yemen's Houthi rebels.
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The United Arab Emirates is requesting US support to shore up its air defenses following a deadly drone attack claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Abu Dhabi Crown Price Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan spoke with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin by phone on Wednesday to request the assistance, the UAE’s ambassador to Washington Yousuf Al Otaiba said following the call.

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