Monday, 11 Nov 2019

Houthi attack on Saudi oil tanker a terrorist act, says Yemeni VP

Aden, Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen said that the Houthi attack against a Saudi oil tanker in the Red Sea waters west of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah is a terrorist act, according to the official Yemeni news agency.

Ali Mohsen indicated that the militia's repeated attacks with Iranian support against international shipping are an obstruction to the efforts that the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths is exerting to bring about peace.

He said the attack further establishes the militia's use of the Hodeidah seaport as a launchpad for their numerous terrorist operations.

He said that the insistence of the government and the Arab Coalition on liberating Hodeidah from the Houthis' control emanates from their concern about the threat the Houthis pose to regional and global security including to international shipping.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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