Griffiths expresses concern over Houthi attack on two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia

Griffiths expresses concern over Houthi attack on two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia


Un Secretary-General's envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, on Saturday expressed deep concern over drone attacks on two key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.

Griffiths described the attacks, claimed by the Houthi group, as a very worrying military escalation.

In a statement posted on the envoy's website, Griffiths called for "all parties to exercise restraint", and urged that such incidents be prevented from recurring, which he said "pose a serious threat to regional security, further complicate the already fragile situation and jeopardize the UN-led political process."

Earlier in the day, Saudi Arabia announced the control of a fire at two Aramco plants in the eastern regions of Baqiq and Khreis, the agency quoted the interior ministry's security spokesman, who did not give the reasons for the fire.

The Houthis later announced the targeting of the two facilities with 10 drones, promising of further attacks.


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