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Yemen's Houthis Release Video Purporting to Show Missile Launch at UAE Nuclear Reactor

It is the second time this year the Houthis have said they have fired missiles towards the UAE, a claim quickly denied by the UAE

Video released by Yemen's Houthi group media center on Sunday purports to show the group firing a missile towards a nuclear power plant under construction in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a report quickly denied by the UAE.

The UAE's emergency and crisis management department was quoted by state news agency WAM as saying the UAE possessed a missile defense system that could deal with any such threats and adding the al-Barakah nuclear plant was secure against all eventualities.

The Iran-aligned Houthis control much of northern Yemen and had said Abu Dhabi, a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting against them since 2015, was a target for their missiles.

Houthis claim missile launch at UAE nuclear reactor Reuters

It is the second time this year the Houthis have said they have fired missiles towards the UAE. A few months ago they said they had "successfully" test- fired a missile towards Abu Dhabi.