Iran sees Houthis' attacks on Saudi oil facilities as defensive steps by Yemen's Government

Iran sees Houthis
# 30 September 2019 13:35 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran considers the Houthis' attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia to have been a defensive measure launched by what it considers to be the legitimate government of Yemen, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

In the early hours of 14 September, a drone attack targeted Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq and Khurais oil processing facilities, forcing the national oil company to shut them down. This resulted in a more than a twofold drop in Saudi Arabia's daily net oil output, as the country suspended the production of 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day.