“The United Arab Emirates supports all regional and international efforts against terrorism and is determined to stand firm against all extremist threats . . . This is especially applicable in terms of the serious human rights violations perpetrated by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. An international undertaking ought to apply to other regional countries as well, including Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Afghanistan, who also suffer from the radical ideology and incitement to violence emanating from ISIL and Al Qaeda. The UAE opposes the insidious ideologies that these terrorist groups are based upon, and which do not reflect the peaceful teachings of Islam.”
– United Arab Emirates, in an official statement calling on the international community “to tackle the phenomenon of terrorism wherever it arises.”