UAE safe from terror: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed

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Dubai, Jun 29: Against the backdrop of the UK and the US issuing a terror warning on the UAE, President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed has sought to reassure residents and visitors that the country is ''safe''. The recent security warnings issued against the UAE by the UK and the US embassies were ''routine procedures'', the president said, according to official news agency WAM.

''We recognise the right of every state to take its own measures to protect its citizens, but we also believe [the recent warnings] were nothing but a routine procedure followed by some foreign missions in dealing with any piece of information or even a rumour they receive no matter who credible they are,'' Shaikh Khalifa said. Earlier this month, the UK government had raised the terror threat level in the Emirates from ''general to high''.

The US embassy had also reiterated its travel advisory to Americans in the West Asia, including the UAE, reminding its citizens to maintain a high level of personal security awareness.

Shaikh Khalifa gave an assurance that the UAE enjoys ''a level of security and stability that is the envy of other states.''


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