U.S. "Alarmed by the Frequency of Houthi Attacks on Saudi Arabia"

(Reuters) Following Sunday's volley of drones and missiles, including one aimed at a Saudi facility vital to oil exports, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday, "We continue to be alarmed by the frequency of Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia. Escalating attacks like these are not the actions of a group that is serious about peace....We will look for ways to improve support for Saudi Arabia's ability to defend its territory against threats." The attacks targeted an oil storage yard at Ras Tanura, site of a refinery and the world's biggest offshore oil-loading facility, and a residential compound in Dhahran used by Saudi Aramco. Saudi Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki told Al Arabiya TV that Iran was smuggling missiles and drones to the Houthis.

2021-03-11 00:00:00

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