French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Laudrian questioned the Houthis’ claim for the Saudi oil facilities, known as “Aramco attacks,” saying it isnot possible”.”It is not true that the Houthis in Yemen attacked Aramco facilities in Saudi Arabia. Their claim of the attack cannot be taken into account,” he said.
The group “Ansar Allah” last Saturday, claimed that they did a drone attack on two oil facilities belonging to the Saudi oil giant “Aramco” in “Abqaiq” and “HijratKhurais” in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia.
However, a spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, Turki al-Maliki, said initial investigations into the attack on oil facilities in the kingdom indicated that the weapons used were Iranian.
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday showed remnants of the Iranian drones and cruise missiles used to attack Saudi oil facilities, saying they were “undeniable” evidence of Iranian aggression.
For his part, the Iranian Defense Minister Amir Khatami, said that the group “Ansar Allah” carried out the attack on oil facilities “by their own means.”.
Saudi Arabia accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind the attacks on Aramco oil facilities last Saturday, declaring that the attacks were not launched from Yemen, as announced earlier the Houthi group
“Iran has tried to falsify the facts, the attack on Aramco came from the north and with Iranian support,” ministry spokesman Turki al-Maliki told a news conference in Riyadh. “Our evidence confirms that Aramco’s attack did not originate from Yemen.”
Maliki called on the international community to “recognize the malicious Iranian attacks,” noting that the attack on Aramco “is not only aimed at Saudi Arabia, but at the whole world, and the attack is aimed at affecting the global economy.”
Maliki did military check of the remnants of the planes and missiles targeted in the attack, saying some of them were cruise missiles.
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Yemen’s rebel groupAnnounced that its armed forces carried out bombings of factories belonging to Saudi Aramco oil company in the provinces of Abqaiq and Khurais by drones. The info was confirmed by the Saudi government who reported fires due to the Houthi bombing.
A spokesman for the armed forces of the Houthi group in Yemen, Yahya Sari, said that the Houthi air force carried out large-scale operations with ten drones that bombed oil refineries in the provinces of Abqaiq and Khurais, eastern Saudi Arabia.
He explained that these airstrikes by remote-controlled aircraft are one of the largest military operations Houthi led in Saudi Arabia, the attackstargeted Saudi oil installations, which are believed to include the largest oil refineries in the world located in the provinces of Abqaiq and Khurais, east Saudi.
The Saudi Interior Ministry announced that drones targeted dawn on Saturday, two factories belonging to the Aramco oil company in Abqaiq and HijratKhurais, eastern Saudi Arabia, caused fires that were extinguished by the security forces of Aramco Company.
The Saudi Interior Ministry said in an official statement there were “drone attacks on two Aramco plants in Abqaiq and Khurais on Saturday.”
Yemeni observers considered that the Houthi militants have become “a real and uncontrolled threat” to the security and safety of Saudi Arabia, and the region especially in light of their ability to develop their military mechanisms and the use of modern military techniques developed locally with technical and material support from Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah, especially drones .
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has distributed some $ 45 million as emergency
cash assistance to 9 million Yemenis .
In the fifth
disbursement cycle, UNICEF emergency cash assistance has been provided to some
9 million people across Yemen to help meet their urgent needs as the conflict
enters its fifth year,” the organization said in a statement on Wednesday.
of cash transfers from 16 June to 15 July 2019 is part of the fifth
disbursement cycle of the emergency cash transfers project.
takes place on a quarterly basis. The average family gets about US $ 30 to be
paid in Yemeni riyals to help them manage their most urgent needs, the
The emergency cash transfers in Yemen started in
August 2017 to provide cash
assistance to 1.5
million families from the most vulnerable households.
For the fifth
year in a row, Yemen is witnessing a war between pro-government forces and
Huthi militants accused of receiving Iranian support and controlling the
provinces, including the capital Sanaa since September 2014.
Since March 2015,
an Arab military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has supported government forces
in the face of the Huthis.
raged in Yemen on 30 fronts, killing 70,000
people, since the
beginning of 2016, according to estimates of UN Under-Secretary-General for
Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lokoc, during a briefing to the Security Council on
17 June 2019.
The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen ( SDRPY ) has announced the beginning of its office in the Governorate of Saada north of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and the start of development projects in the province. It includes appointed Mr. Saeed Alzahrani as Saada office director.
The Supervisor of SDRPY, Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber, stated in a press statement that “the beginning of the office in the province of Saada is happening within the plan of the development program, which includes all Yemeni provinces and also extends to every inch of the brotherly Republic of Yemen. Saada is among those governorates which have obtained the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen which affirmed their belief in the significance of the program and its role in assisting all Yemenis .”
Al Jaber noted that, in spite of its short life of 9 months, SDRPY had previously launched or implemented a lot more than 68 development projects in seven essential sectors: healthcare, education, agriculture and fisheries, water, electricity, transport, and security and residential building development. He added that the program was not restricted to supporting the Yemeni the people of these sectors alone, but additionally extended to assistance for the Yemeni government through an oil derivatives grant worth USD 60 million per month, adding significantly to a reduction of the burden on the Yemeni government budget. The monthly grant needed allowed power stations to still operate and had solved the problem of regular power outages in a lot of Yemeni provinces.
He additional that SDRPY’s Saada office had previously begun to carry out field visits, such as to the directorates of Wadi Al Fara and also Kataf in Saada Governorate to evaluate the circumstance in these districts and immediately begin important interventions to assist Yemenis in need.
For his part, SDRPY Saada Office Director Saeed Alzahrani declared that his tour in past times two days had included roads, bridges, farms, wells, schools, health centers, and electrical power stations, as well as the Dar Al-Hadith Center for Islamic Studies in Abu Jbara Valley, that have been destroyed.
The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM) in Yemen extracted 19 anti-personnel mines, 112 anti-tank mines, four explosive devices, and 273 unexploded ordnance an overall of 408 devices during the last week of May.
A complete of 72,276 mines have been extracted since the starting of the project. Approximately 1.1 million mines happen to be planted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen over the last three years, claiming countless civilian life.
The project aims to dismantle mines in Yemen to protect civilians as well as make sure that humanitarian equipment is shipped safely. The Houthis are creating anti-vehicle mines and also turning all of them into antipersonnel explosives to terrorize civilians. The vast number of mines continues to pose a threat to the Yemeni people.
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement started a drone attack on a military parade for Saudi-led coalition forces in the port city of Aden, the group’s Al Masirah Television stated on Monday.
The Saudi-owned Al-Hadath channel later on quoted sources that the air defenses shot down a drone west of Aden.
There seemed to be no official opinion from Saudi Arabia or the coalition. Local authorities notified Reuters that the coalition foiled an attack aimed towards among its military camps in Aden.
No details were provided on any possible casualties.
A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting against the Houthis, Col. Turki al-Maliki, states the military intercepted and also destroyed the drone.
Saudi Arabia states a bomb-carrying drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeted an additional airport in the kingdom amid a series of such attacks.
The state-run Saudi Press Agency late Sunday disclosed the focusing on of Jizan Regional Airport earlier that morning.
A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting against the Houthis, Col. Turki al-Maliki , stated the army intercepted and also ruined the drone. Saudi condition TV published pictures of debris it stated belonged to the drone.
He stated the attack specific an airport terminal “being utilized every day by a large number of Saudis and also expatriates without any regard for international humanitarian law and its customary rules, which provides unique security to civilian objects .”
Saudi Arabia possesses confronted prevalent international criticism over airstrikes in Yemen stunning markets and hospitals, killing civilians.
The Houthis, who ousted the Saudi-backed globally recognized government from energy in the Yemeni budget Sanaa in late 2014, have moved up missile and drone attacks on Saudi towns previously two weeks.
The group stated responsibility for final week’s armed drone hits on oil property in Saudi Arabia and also on Sunday said they would assault 300 vital military targets in Saudi Arabia, the Associated Arab Emirates, and also Yemen.
Last week, the grouping claimed three hits on Najran airport in Saudi Arabia.
The recent hostilities overlap with increasing concerns between Iran and also Gulf Arab says related to the United States and arrive just as a sensitive, U.N .sponsored serenity deal is being performed in Yemen’s main port of Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions.
The Houthis keep intensifying the humanitarian crisis in a desperate try to affect the international community by holding food supplies to the capital Sanaa and nearby provinces.
With the consideration of the holy month of Ramadan, the Houthis had rushed up to their attacks on provide lines of these provinces in order to interrupt the arrival of food and intensify the humanitarian tragedy.
The Houthis have intensified civilian struggling in numerous Yemen’s regions, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
Based on a current statement issued by the Higher Relief Committee, the Houthis still worsen the humanitarian crisis in an attempt to affect the international community by blocking food supplies to the capital Sanaa and nearby provinces.
MASAM project, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center ( relief ) possesses effectively cleared 24 anti-personnel mines, 1, 018 anti-tank mines, 197 improvised explosive devices, 1, 082 unexploded munitions.
The total number of mines and explosive devices that were removed reached 2, 321 during the 4th week of April 2019.
Since the begin of the MASAM project, 63, 719 mines planted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen have been removed , in spite of Houthis tries to hide the mines in numerous types, shades , and methods, resulting in the loss of life of a lot of children, women and the elderly as well as serious accidents and also amputation of organs, the Saudi Media reported .
King Salman relief authorities in Yemen also have distributed 1516 food baskets weighing 112 .184 tons on a number of villages in the governorates of Heran as well as Abbs in the province of Hajj, benefiting 9096 persons.
In the meantime, in al-Hodeidah, greater than a thousand Cholera suspects possess disclosed to comfort clinics in the first quarter of this year, based on official statistics.