Houthis attack oil pipeline in Yemen’s Marib

The ministry said the attack is considered a crime and an affirmation to how Houthis are seeking to destroy all Yemeni people’s capabilities. (File/AFP)
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Updated 06 April 2020

Houthis attack oil pipeline in Yemen’s Marib

  • The ministry called on all political actors in the country and abroad to speed up the intervention and put an end to the existence of the Iranian-backed militia

DUBAI: The Yemeni oil ministry said the Houthi militia targeted an oil pipeline in Marib’s Safar oil field, east of Yemen, state news agency SPA reported on Sunday.

The ministry said the attack is considered a crime and an affirmation to how Houthis are seeking to destroy all Yemeni people’s capabilities. It also proves how distant the militia is from national and human values, the ministry added.

The ministry called on all political actors in the country and abroad to speed up the intervention, put an end to the existence of the Iranian-backed militia and take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the remaining facilities that the Yemeni people possess.

The state-run Safer oil company owns one of the main pipelines of Yemen, which have been a frequent target of attacks

 


US military accuses Iranian forces of boarding Liberian-flagged civilian ship

Updated 13 August 2020

US military accuses Iranian forces of boarding Liberian-flagged civilian ship

WASHINGTON: The United States military on Wednesday said that Iranian forces had boarded a civilian vessel in international waters in the Gulf.
The US military’s Central Command released a grainy black-and-white video on Twitter showing a helicopter near a large ship.
“Today in international waters, Iranian forces, including two ships and an Iranian ‘Sea King’ helicopter, overtook and boarded a ship called the ‘Wila,’” the US Central Command said in a tweet.
According to Refinitiv tracking data, Wila is a Liberian-flagged oil tanker and was currently anchored near the United Arab Emirates’ port of Khor Fakkan.
A US official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the incident took place near the Strait of Hormuz and the ship was eventually released by Iranian forces. The official said the United States military was not involved in anything other than monitoring the situation.
Tensions between Iran and the United States increased last year following a series of incidents involving shipping in and near the Gulf.
In July 2019, Iran briefly seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized the Iranian tanker Grace 1, accused of violating sanctions on Syria.