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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE

Jan. 19, 2022

On January 19, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Secretary Austin strongly condemned the January 17 terrorist attack in Abu Dhabi that killed three innocent civilians and targeted civilian infrastructure.  The Houthis have claimed responsibility for this attack. The Secretary conveyed his condolences for the loss of life, and underscored his unwavering support for the security and defense of UAE territory against all threats.