UAE denies Houthi allegations of missile launch against nuclear plant

The Barakah nuclear power plant is not yet operational, two of four reactors are ready but have yet to start power production.

:: The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, NCEMA, has denied claims made by Houthi militias in Yemen of a missile launch towards the UAE’s airspace.

In a statement, NCEMA emphasized that the UAE’s air defense system is capable of dealing with any threats.

The Houthi militias on Sunday claimed to have fired a cruise missile towards the Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi, the group’s television service said on its website on Sunday, without providing any evidence.

“The missile force announces the launching of a winged cruise missile … towards the al-Barakah nuclear reactor in Abu Dhabi,” the website said. It gave no further details.

The authority noted that the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant has all necessary safety and security measures in place to avert crises.

NCEMA reassured the UAE’s citizens and residents that the nation is safe and stressed that the country will always maintain its safety and security, continuing in its beliefs of peace and justice.

The authority went on to advise the general public not to pay attention to such rumors disseminated by media agencies issuing false news that question the UAE’s capabilities, strength and security.

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