In the midst of escalating tension in the Gulf, the Houthi rebels entered fully into the pulse between the US and Iran with a drone strike against "vital Saudi installations," according to the chain 'Al-Masira'. The militia near Iran explained that they used "seven unmanned aircraft" for this "great military operation" that they described as "a response to the continuation of the aggression and the blockade against the children of our people."
The Riyadh authorities denounced the attack at two pumping stations of the state-run company Aramco that caused a fire and "limited damage". The kingdom's energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, said they were forced to cut off supplies through the oil pipeline that carries the oil from the east to the western port of Yanbu. Al-Falih condemned a coup that "did not aim only at the kingdom, but the security in the supply of energy to the whole world and the international economy."
The operation of the Houthis came 24 hours after Riad denounced the sabotage suffered by two of its oilmen in a port of the United Arab Emirates. US Intelligence sources consulted by Reuters accused Iran of sabotage, but the Islamic Republic denied its involvement and framed the accusations within the climate of "psychological warfare" launched by Washington. A climate that started with an Israeli Intelligence report that warned of "imminent attacks" against US interests and their partners in the region and that alluded to the danger posed by the allied militias of Tehran in Iraq and Yemen.
The actions against Saudi objectives coincided with the withdrawal of the rebels from the ports in the Red Sea, including the strategic one of Al-Hudeida, in which from now on the leadership will be of the United Nations. Despite criticism from the Yemeni government based in Aden and the coalition led by Saudi Arabia, Gen. Michael Lollesgaard, head of the UN observer team, "welcomed the delivery of the safety of the ports to the coast guard. and the efforts to withdraw any military demonstration of the facilities. "
Jamenei: "There will be no war"
With the recent arrival of US warships and warplanes to the Gulf, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Jamenei, stressed that "there will be no war" with the US despite the increase in bilateral tensions, according to the official Irna agency. "The definitive option of the Iranian nation is the resistance against the United States and, in this confrontation, the United States will be forced to withdraw," the top leader of the Islamic Republic said during a meeting with senior government officials.
In the war in Yemen, Riyadh and Washington support government forces and Iran, Hutis who are really Zaidians, a confession derived from Shiism that literally translates as 'supporters of God', although they are known as Hutis by the clan. who leads the group since 2004.