Saudis accuse Iran of ordering Yemen rebel oil attack

Published: May 16, 2019
Saudi Arabia's deputy defence minister, Prince Khalid bin Salman. PHOTO: AFP

Saudi Arabia's deputy defence minister, Prince Khalid bin Salman. PHOTO: AFP

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s deputy defence minister, Khalid bin Salman, accused Iran on Thursday of ordering drone attacks on two of its oil pumping stations that were claimed by Yemen’s Huthi rebels.

Tuesday’s “attack by the Iranian-backed Huthi militias against the two Aramco pumping stations proves that these militias are merely a tool that Iran’s regime uses to implement its expansionist agenda in the region,” the prince said on Twitter.

Saudi shuts major oil pipeline after Houthi drone attacks on pumping stations

“The terrorist acts, ordered by the regime in Tehran, and carried out by the Huthis, are tightening the noose around the ongoing political efforts.”

On Tuesday drone attacks claimed by Huthis shut down one of Saudi Arabia’s major oil pipelines, further ratcheting up Gulf tensions after the mysterious sabotage of several tankers.

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  • Bunny Rabbit
    May 16, 2019 - 4:28PM

    Can you blame Yemenis for attacking KSA’s property . Recommend

  • Sophie
    May 17, 2019 - 3:32PM

    The big problem in using Terrorist as weapons …. they are difficult to control and that lack of control may end up creating unintended wars. Recommend

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