Yemen threatens to attack Saudi oil infrastructure and tankers next

The chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi (File photo)

The chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee has warned the Saudi-led coalition against launching a military assault on the country’s strategic western port city of Hudaydah, stressing the Yemeni forces’ response would be “unprecedented” in such a case.

“If Saudi Arabia and its allies opt to attack Hudaydah, we will take measures like never before,” said a post published on Mohammed Ali al-Houthi’s Facebook page on Saturday, the Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported.

He added, “We can target Saudi oil tankers. The Yemeni naval forces can strike the oil vessels. We can take any … action in case they (the Saudi-led coalition) invade Hudaydah.”

The chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee stressed that all giant oil installations in Saudi Arabia would be the main targets of Yemeni missiles from now on, advising the Saudi-led coalition to refrain from a raid against Hudaydah if they want to keep Saudi oil tankers safe.

Early on November 5, Yemeni forces launched a solid propellant and Scud-type Borkan-2 (Volcano-2) missile against King Khalid International Airport, located 35 kilometers north of the Saudi capital Riyadh, in retaliation for Riyadh’s devastating aerial bombardment campaign against Yemen.

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