Drone attack on Saudi oil pipeline claimed by Houthis as questions linger over 'ship sabotage'

Kingdom denounces 'cowardly' act of terrorism, saying they target safety of world's energy supply

Samuel Osborne
Tuesday 14 May 2019 16:55
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Saudi Aramco said some of its oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia's eastern province has been attacked, including one of its petroleum pumping stations
Saudi Aramco said some of its oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia's eastern province has been attacked, including one of its petroleum pumping stations

Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a major oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia with explosive-laden drones on Tuesday, just days after an alleged sabotage of Saudi oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

“Our goal is to respond to the crimes they are committing everyday against the Yemeni people,” said Houthi spokesperson Mohammed Abdel-Salam.

“This is a message to Saudi Arabia, stop your aggression.”

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