TOKYO: Japanese foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi has renewed his condemnation of the continued attacks by Yemen’s Houthis on the UAE and called for peace and stability in the region.

“On the 28th of January, I had the opportunity to have a telephone discussion with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah and strongly condemned the Houthis’ attacks on the UAE, and also expressed condolences to the victims and the victims’ families,” Hayashi said at a press conference on Tuesday.

“In Yemen, tensions are continuing to rise. The Houthis are utilizing social media and other means to imply that they will continue their attacks on the UAE,” he said.

Hayashi noted that an attack by the Houthis that took place on Monday. He added: “On the part of the Japanese government, we hope to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East and with that regard, we will do our utmost to secure the safety of Japanese nationals in UAE.”