Recently, Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia came out and suspected that the Iranians are ordering a drone attack on Saudi oil installations. The suspicious is pretty obvious as Yemen’s Houthi militia who are favoured by Iran has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Prince Khalid bin Salman (Vice Minister of Defense) said in a tweet that the militias are just a puppet controlled by the Iranian government which provides them with the tools for such attacks. He further added that the terrorist act on orders given by the officer in Tehran for their political benefits.
While the Houthi argues that they are battling a Saudi back military coalition in Yemen for four years and want to hurt Riyadh for their brutalization in Yemen. The official report suggests the attack didn’t cause any effect on the import and export of Saudi.
Similar tactics were used by other Saudi officials to fuel the topic in the international media. This is because Iran is in the middle of tense negotiations with the US over sanctions and the U.S. military presence in the Gulf.
Saudi Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir tweeted that the Revolutionary Guard of Iran gives order to the Houthis and Iran are targeting Saudi via these terrorist organization.
Just two days before this drone attack, Saudi Oil tankers were interrupted off the coast of the UAE.
UAE officials haven’t blamed anyone yet for the incident, and they investigated are on-going, and Iran has distanced themselves from it. All the tank included a Norwegian-registered oil products tanker and a UAE bunker barge, both were damaged.
This is not the first time that the Houthis have attacked Saudi with drones, but two Saudi sources say this is the first time they have attacked a state-run facility with drones.