Riyadh admits Yemeni Ansarullah missile attack on Aramco

TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) – An official at the Saudi Ministry of Energy on Monday night confirmed the attack by the Yemeni Ansarullah movement on an oil distribution station in northern Jeddah.

At 3:50 a.m. Monday, a fuel tank caught fire at an oil distribution station in northern Jeddah following a rocket attack, said the official according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Rescue teams and firefighters put out the blaze, which left no casualties, the official added.

The Spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen Turki Al-Malki also condemned the attack, claiming  the Houthis have targeted “the core of the global economy and its supply routes.”

His comments came after the Saudi energy ministry confirmed the Yemeni missile attack against the Aramco oil facility in Jeddah.

This is while yesterday, Saudi oil company Aramco claimed that the missile strike did not hit the target.

Earlier, the spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said that they targeted the Saudi Aramco oil company in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, adding that Yemeni fighters fired a 'Quds 2' rocket at a distribution station of Aramco on Monday.

He informed that the missile hit the target accurately, making ambulances and firefighting vehicles to rush to the targeted area immediately.

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