The spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Defense, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, said, “The attempt of the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to attack the petroleum products distribution station in Jizan yesterday evening, Thursday, is a cowardly sabotage attack that does not target the Kingdom and its specific economic facilities, but rather targets the nerve center of the global economy and security Petroleum exports and the stability of oil supplies, as well as freedom of navigation and international trade, as well as the futility of the terrorist militia due to considerations of the environmental and economic impacts as a result of this sabotage act.
He added, “The Saudi defenses were able to intercept and destroy 8 drones (booby traps) launched by the Houthi militia in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilian objects and civilians in the Kingdom in flagrant violation of international and humanitarian law and its customary rules.”
Brigadier General Al-Maliki stated that the Houthi militia fired three ballistic missiles towards the Kingdom, one of which fell after it was launched from Sana’a in Al-Jawf Governorate, and two ballistic missiles landed in two uninhabited border areas.
And he indicated that these attacks came to confirm the Houthi terrorist militia’s rejection of all political efforts to end the Yemeni crisis, especially after announcing the Kingdom’s initiative to end the crisis and reach a comprehensive political solution, and also prove the continuation of the Iranian guardianship over the political and military decision of the militia in order to achieve its subversive agenda to spread chaos and undermine regional and international security. .
Al-Maliki stressed that the Ministry of Defense will take the necessary and deterrent measures to protect its national capabilities and acquisitions in order to preserve global energy security and stop such attacks to ensure the stability of energy supplies, the security of oil exports, global trade, and the protection of civilians and civilian objects.