Arabian Gulf

Iran-backed Houthis attacked petroleum products station in Jeddah

On Monday, the Arab Coalition spokesman Colonel, Turki al-Maliki, declared that a projectile launched by Houthis in Yemen supported by Iran provoked a fire at a petroleum products distribution station in Jeddah.

An official at the Saudi Ministry of Energy related that an explosion caused a fire in a fuel tank at a petroleum products distribution station in Northern Jeddah. According to state news agency SPA, the official said: This was the result of a terrorist attack using a projectile. Fortunately, the fire was extinguished and there were no wounds or casualties because of the attack, and the official also said: Saudi Aramco’s fuel supplies to its customers have not been affected.

SPA stated that the Arab Coalition spokesman related that the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia has been implicated in this cowardly terrorist attack, which does not target the Kingdom’s national capabilities, but rather targets the global economy, its supplies and global energy security.

He also said that the Coalition takes the necessary operational procedures to protect civilians and civilian objects, while those who planned and executed these assaults will be held accountable. Al-Maliki continues to say that the assault was a continuation of last year’s attacks on two Aramco facilities in the Kingdom, Abqaiq, and Khurais.

It should be noted that Saudi Arabia has been targeted with dozens of ballistic missile and drone assaults since the beginning of last year, including a damaging attack on Aramco’s facilities in the country’s east that temporarily stopped half the kingdom’s crude production. Houthis have declared their responsibility however the United States stated that it involved cruise missiles from Iran.

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