The Ansar Allah (Houthi) rebels attacked the pipeline administered by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, on Iran’s orders, Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud wrote on his official Twitter page on Thursday.

“The attack by the Iranian-backed Houthi 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, and not to protect the people of Yemen as the Houthis falsely claim,” he wrote. The Deputy Minister also pointed out that “the terrorist acts, ordered by the regime in Tehran, and carried out by the Houthis, are tightening the noose around the ongoing political efforts [to settle the conflict in Yemen].”

At the same time, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir wrote on his official Twitter page that “the Houthis are an indivisible part of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and subject to the IRGC’s orders.” He also stressed that the Ansar Allah group “confirm day after day that they implement Iran’s agenda by sacrificing the need of the Yemeni people for the benefit of Iran.”

On Tuesday, Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih said that at 6-6:30 a.m. local time drones had hit two pumping stations of the pipeline used to deliver oil from the oil deposits in the East of the kingdom to the port of Yanbu in the West. At the same time, he underlined that the oil extraction had not been halted and there were no casualties or injuries following the attack.

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According to the Syrian Al Massira TV channel the attack was staged by seven drones operated by the Yemeni Ansar Allah (Houthi) rebels. Per reports, the attack was launched in response to the “kingdom’s aggression against Yemen.”

The attack on the Saudi oil facilities was condemned by Bahrein, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

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Get real. More likely that since Saudi Arabia and the UAE, two of the richest Gulf states are attacking and blockading one of the poorest countries in the world, the Yemen, is it surprising that the last would retaliate against either of the first two?
I’m neither a Muslim nor a Yemeni but I’m on the side of the Houthis defending their country.

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Houthis came to power through a coup, they are not representing the legitimate state of Yemen. Justifying their acts is the same thing as justifying FSA/Nusra in Syria. Legitimate prez. Hadi called Saudis and Emiratis for help just like Bashar al-Assad called Iranians and Hezbolls… Deliberately attacking civilian targets is a war-crime, in case you wouldn’t know… And I have no better opinion on the Bani-Saud than I have on the Ayatoilets, even if the Bani-Saud is “supposed” to be on our side. Must be the towels or turbans they all put on their heads : this must make their… Read more »

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Nestor Arapa

Excelente nota, mas bombas a las refinerías de la Monarquía que sirve al imperio de EE.UU.
A dañar la economía Saudí es el camino a la victoria.

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Floyd McLaughlin

fight hard and attack where they will hurt the worst
may the people of Yemenbloody the noses of those who slaughter their country men women and children

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So, no article on the dozens of retaliatory air strikes?

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RSAF pounded Sanaa and other places.

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Yesterday :
An Iranian auxiliary vessel, going by the name “TANDIS 21” that known as a “Diving Support Vessel”, was spotted near the Fujeirah “Sabotage Operations” area on four Commercial ships in the Gulf, on the 15/05 on her way back to a nearest #IRGC Navy Base at Bandar Jask
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Obviously, as I predicted, there was no false flag.
Iran shot first… IMHO, since 2 ships are Saudi, one is Emirati and one is Norwegian=NATO…
Now, whatever happens, Iran started the war. This is a casus-belli, and not even by proxy…