Asked if he was willing to join any French military operations, Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said he was willing to support France in any way, but hadn’t received a request from Paris for extra airstrikes against the ISIL/ISIS. He added that the UAE were ready to offer assistance.
Anwar Gargash, minister of state for foreign affairs said that while his country has received no request form Paris for extra airstrikes against the militants they were ready to offer assistance.
“We will definitely be there to support France in any way that is possible. We have not received any request but we will be supporting France and we have been at the forefront of the war against terrorism and we will continue to be.”
He warned that no country, even those with strict border controls, could consider itself safe from the threat:
“What we clearly see is that nobody is immune. This attack can happen anywhere, it can happen if you open your border, it can happen if you shut your border, it can happen if you are an open society, it can happen if you are a closed society, it can happen in Paris, it can happen in any other city.”
“And we, in the UAE, also are not immune.”