Saudi says oil unaffected by Houthi attack on tanker

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday (April 4th) shrugged off a missile attack by Yemen’s Houthis (Ansarallah) on one of its oil tankers in the Red Sea, saying it had zero impact on the kingdom's crude exports, AFP reported.

The Tuesday attack was "nothing but a failed attempt to affect international maritime safety, an attempt which did not impact the economy or disrupt oil supplies", Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Falih said in a social media post.

The latest attack caused "minor damage" to the tanker off the Yemeni port of al-Hodeida, according to the coalition. No casualties were reported.

Al-Hodeida is controlled by the Houthis and is under blockade by the Arab coalition.

The coalition said Tuesday’s attack "highlighted the dangers posed by Houthi militias and their backers to regional security".

Tuesday's attack came a day after 16 Yemenis, including several children, were killed in an airstrike on al-Hodeida province. The coalition has said it is "investigating the report".

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