DUBAI has issued an urgent statement to tourists promsising a “secure environment” after it was claimed Iran would target the UAE emirate and Israel amid increasing tensions with the US.
Dubai has insisted the UAE is safe for tourists. On Tuesday Tehran fired ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases home to American troops in response to the US drone strike. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard went on to warn the US and its allies against responding militarily to any Iranian retaliation for the assassination of Soleimani. And following the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, Iran threatened “severe revenge.”
By HARRIET MALLINSON