Japan condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi oil stations

Date: 16/05/2019     Time: 11:43 AM

Japan on Thursday strongly denounced drone attacks by the Houthi rebels on Saudi Arabia's crude oil facilities earlier this week. "The peace and stability in the Middle East is important for the international peace and stability as well as for the stability and prosperity of the global economy, and the Japanese government strongly denounces drone attacks," Japanese Foreign Ministry Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga said in a statement. "Japan remains committed to maintaining and reinforcing the peace and stability in the Middle East in cooperation with related countries," said Osuga. On Tuesday, the Saudi government announced that crude oil facilities on the pipeline connecting Saudi eastern province and western Yanbu have suffered terrorist attacks by drones. In response, the Yemeni Shiite Houthi rebels issued a statement that they had carried out the attacks.