A military Huthi spokesperson reported that they had targeted multiple Saudi energy and military sites using “eighteen drones and eight ballistic missiles”. Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry confirmed that “an attack with a projectile was made on the petroleum products distribution terminal in Jizan. The attack resulted in a fire in one of the terminal’s tanks”. The Saudi defence ministry subsequently indicated that it had downed eight Huthi UAVs, and that three ballistic missiles had been launched toward Saudi Arabia, “one of which fell short… and the remaining fell in two uninhabited areas”. “These violations confirm the rejection of the terrorist militia of all political efforts to resolve the Yemeni crisis, specifically following the announcement of the Kingdom’s initiative to end the crisis”, a spokesperson indicated. “They as well reaffirm Iran’s control over the militia’s political and military decisions, through which it achieves its vandalistic agenda to spread chaos and undermine regional and international security”. The U.S. said it “join[ed] the international community in strongly condemning the attacks”, asserting that “the actions by the Huthis are a clear provocation meant to perpetuate the conflict”.
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