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Saudi Arabia condemns Houthi drone attack on Yemen’s oil port

Saudi Arabia condemns Houthi drone attack on Yemen’s oil port

Saudi Arabia has condemned the Houthi’s “terrorist attack” on Al-Dhabba oil port in Hadramout, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
In a statement released on Saturday, the Saudi foreign ministry called the attack “an escalation after the expiration of the UN-brokered truce in Yemen, which the Iran-backed militia refused to extend despite all the efforts that have been made.”

It also said the attack was a violation of international law, reported SPA.

“The attack reaffirms the militia’s consistent targeting of civilian and economic facilities, as well as global energy supplies,” the statement read.

The ministry reiterated the Kingdom’s support to any efforts that achieve security and stability in Yemen. It also reaffirmed the coalition’s support to the legitimate government of Yemen, and to the UN’s efforts to extend the truce and ceasefire in the country to reach a comprehensive political solution.

On Friday, the Houthi militia had struck Al-Dhabba oil terminal with two drones as Nissos oil tanker was preparing to enter the terminal in Hadramout. The militia had called the attack “a warning message” for the ship to leave.

Yemeni officials said there was no damage to the port and the tanker.

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