UK condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi oil facilities

LONDON, The UK Foreign Office condemned as “reckless and unacceptable” the drone attack on two Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia Saturday morning, for which the Yemeni Houthi militias claimed responsibility.

“Threatening civilian areas and commercial infrastructure is dangerous, provocative and completely unacceptable,” a Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement.

“This escalation also undermines UN-led efforts to end the conflict in Yemen. We call upon the Houthis to immediately cease such attacks.

“The UK remains committed to supporting the security of Saudi Arabia and to achieving a political solution to the devastating conflict in Yemen,” the spokesperson added.

Earlier today, the Saudi authorities said the drone attacks targeted Aramco’s largest oil processing plant in Abqaiq and Khurais oilfield, triggering fires at both sites.

Source: Kuwait News Agency