After Attacking Saudi Capital, New Iranian-Backed Group Threatens UAE’s Tallest Skyscraper

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The Iranian-backed Righteous Promise Brigades (RPB), which claimed responsibility for the recent attack on the Saudi capital, have issued a threat to the United Arab Emirates.

On January 27, the mysterious armed group released a poster showing a drone attacking Burj Khalifa in the Emirate of Dubai. Rising at 829.8 meters, Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest structure and building.

An explosion between the 80th and 100th floor of Burj Khalifa can be seen in the RPB’s poster, which also includes a verse from Quran.

After Attacking Saudi Capital, New Iranian-Backed Group Threatens UAE’s Tallest Skyscraper

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The RPB was behind the January 23 drone attack on the Saudi capital, Riyadh. According to the group’s claims, the attack targeted a set of positions in Riyadh including the Al Yamamah Palace, the official residence and office of the King of Saudi Arabia and the seat of the royal court.

In its first statement, the RPB threatened to launch an attack on the UAE, namely on Dubai. The new poster reinforces this threat.

“The second blow will be on the dens of evil in Dubai, with the help of the Almighty, if the crimes of Bin Salman [Saudi Crown Prince] and Bin Zayed [UAE Crown Prince] are repeated,” the statement reads.

The RPB said its first attack was a response to the January 21 bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombings. However, the RPB blamed Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The threat to the UAE indicates that the RPB’s attack on Riyadh was not a “one-off.” The group is apparently planning more attacks on Persian Gulf states opposing Iran.

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