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
"Japan remains committed to maintaining and reinforcing the peace and
stability in the Middle East in cooperation with related countries," said
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.