Attacks on vital facilities… Sisi assures Prince Mohammed bin Salman that Egypt stands by the Kingdom
Yesterday, the Houthi attack on the sources of global energy supplies in Saudi Arabia was met with a series of wide regional and international condemnations, while the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen warned the Houthi group against persisting in its violations, stressing its adherence to the right to respond.
Yesterday, the Houthi militia carried out 16 attacks with drones, ballistic missiles and projectiles, targeting vital installations and civilian areas in central, southern and western Saudi Arabia.
While Arab and foreign countries condemned the Houthi attacks and affirmed their solidarity and standing by Saudi Arabia, Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, received a phone call yesterday from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, during which he condemned the terrorist attacks on the Kingdom’s lands, and confirmed Egypt stands by Saudi Arabia to confront the continuation of these hostilities.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the attack, writing on Twitter: “These strikes endanger civilian lives and must stop.” “The attacks are unacceptable and also affect Saudi infrastructure, as well as schools, mosques and workplaces,” said Galina Porter, deputy spokesperson for the US State Department.
The Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen stressed that it exercised restraint to ensure the success of the Yemeni-Yemeni consultations that will be held under the auspices of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh at the end of March, while reserving the right to respond.
Brigadier Turki Al-Maliki, a spokesman for the coalition, said that the petroleum products distribution station of Aramco in Jeddah was attacked, which resulted in a fire in two tanks, and the fire was brought under control without any injuries or casualties. The coalition warned the Houthi group not to persist in its grave violations, and advised not to “test the coalition’s patience,” revealing that yesterday’s hostile attacks were launched from Sana’a International Airport and Hodeidah Governorate.
The coalition stated that the attacks that targeted the Aramco plant in Jeddah and the power plant in Samtah were launched from the city of Hodeidah, noting that the targeting of water tanks in Dhahran Al-Janoub was launched from Sana’a International Airport.
A source in the Saudi Ministry of Energy warned of the severe effects on the production, processing and refining sectors, “which will lead to an impact on the Kingdom’s production capacity and its ability to fulfill its obligations to global markets.”