Saudi Arabia Expects No Oil Supply Impact From Houthi Tanker Attack

Saudi officials are saying the tanker was in global waters at the time of the attack.

The Houthi group, aligned with Iran, had earlier said it had attacked a tanker off the port of Hodeidah in response to a coalition air strike that killed at least 12 civilians there on Monday.

The militants, who are fighting for control of Yemen against a Saudi-led Arab coalition, used a small fast boat armed with rocket propelled grenades to attacked a Saudi VLCC, the Abqaiq, carrying 2 million barrels of crude to Egypt's Ain Sokhna.

The White House press secretary's statement on Wednesday noted that the attack coincided with a United Nations event to garner pledges of financial support for Yemen, at which the Saudi-led coalition's members vowed to stump up more than $1 billion.

The Houthis need to stop the escalation and show they are committed to a peace process, the release added.

The airstrike hit a compound housing displaced people in the town of al-Hami.

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Ronen Manelis told reporters. "All of the alarms were triggered by machine gun fire in Gaza". It was the second night in a row that Israel had struck the coastal territory. -Gen.

Last week, Saudi air defences intercepted a flurry of missiles, and falling debris caused the first death in the capital Riyadh. Deputy Health Minister Walid al-Emmad said at least eight women and five girls were among those killed.

"But that shouldn't absolve or change the subject from the Saudi-led coalition's primary responsibility for Yemen's humanitarian crisis due to its blockade and repeated bombing of Yemeni civilians and critical Yemeni infrastructure", Roth wrote in an email.

The Houthis said the missile was retaliation for the bombing. Saudi Arabia has repeatedly accused Iran of supplying the rebels with missiles and other arms, accusations denied by Tehran.

The United States announced almost $87 million in additional humanitarian aid, while the European Union pledged €107.5 million in new funding this year.

The U.S. government made the announcement at the Yemen High-Level Pledging Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, according to the statement.

He announced that more than $2 billion has been pledged towards a United Nations humanitarian appeal of $3 billion for Yemen this year.

  • Marjorie Miles