WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, on Tuesday released the following statement on the Houthi attacks in the United Arab Emirates and the retaliatory attacks in Sana’a:

“I strongly condemn the Houthi drone attack on Abu Dhabi’s international airport, which killed three civilian workers and damaged critical infrastructure. The increase in Houthi cross-border attacks on Saudi Arabia and the UAE is deeply concerning and a serious threat to the civilian population of neighboring countries – including tens of thousands of American citizens. At the same time, recent coalition airstrikes on Sana’a also killed a number of civilians, including young children, and destroyed a water treatment facility in Saada, which more than 120,000 Yemenis depend on. It is incumbent on all parties to the conflict to avoid targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure,” said Murphy. “Unfortunately, these incidents will likely continue as long as the war drags on. The international community must do everything possible to bring the fighting to an end, and it is incumbent on all parties to the conflict to prevent further harm to civilians.”