In a recent meeting, the Saudi Cabinet emphasized the importance of the international community being aware of the dangers of Iran continuing to supply the Houthis with ballistic missiles and drones, as well as the importance of the international community taking responsibility for maintaining energy supplies.
The Cabinet also asked the international community to stand tough against the Houthi militia’s attacks, which “represent a direct danger to supply security in these exceptionally critical circumstances in global energy markets.”
In addition, he stated that the Kingdom will not be held liable for any oil supply shortages to global markets as a result of Houthi attacks on oil and gas production sites and derivatives.
The Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, also emphasized the importance of putting pressure on militias to stop threatening international navigation, citing the Houthi escalation as a threat to the region’s security and stability.
This follows the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ announcement yesterday that the Kingdom will not be held liable for any shortages of oil supplies to global markets as a result of terrorist militia attacks on its oil infrastructure.
It’s worth noting that the militias backed by Tehran have ramped up their violations in the last two days, launching multiple drone attacks on civilian and economic targets, including a petroleum products distribution station in the Kingdom’s south on Saturday evening, a natural gas pipeline in the north on Sunday and Aramco’s petroleum products distribution station in Jeddah on Sunday evening.
According to what the Ministry of Energy declared at the time (Sunday), the attack on the facilities of “Yanbu Sinopec Refining Company” (YASREF) resulted in a “temporary decline in the refinery’s production level,” with “this decrease being compensated for from the stock.”
It’s worth noting that these attacks and escalation occurred only days before the Gulf Cooperation Council’s request for Yemeni-Yemeni dialogues, which will take place next week in Riyadh (from March 29 to April 7).