TEHRAN (FNA)- Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Ray al-Youm newspaper, said that the recent missile strike by the Yemenis against a distribution station belonging to the Saudi Aramco oil company was a message to those who have compromised and normalized ties with Israel.
“Saudi Arabia’s official acknowledgment that a missile fired by the Yemeni army and popular committees accurately targeted the Aramco oil facility in Jeddah (western Saudi Arabia) without injuring a single civilian is a strategic development in the Yemeni war,” Atwan wrote on his twitter page on Tuesday.
This development “changes all the existing equations, terrifies Tel Aviv and emphasizes that (these missiles will eventually) reach Tel Aviv, either from Sa’ada (in Northern Yemen) or Gaza; this is a message to the compromisers that Israel cannot protect itself, let alone protecting you”, he added.
Saudi Arabia’s state oil company Saudi Aramco said a Yemeni missile attack that targeted its distribution facility in the city of Jeddah on Monday caused major damage.
Abdullah al-Ghamdi, the manager of the North Jeddah Bulk Plant, told reporters during a tour of the facility on Tuesday that one of the 13 tanks used for diesel oil, gasoline, and jet fuel at the facility had been damaged and was out of service.
“This tank, as you see, is hit from the top side… there is major damage to the roof itself, it’s a big hole that is almost two meters by two meters,” he said.
Ghamdi added that the attack triggered an explosion and fire, “but it was controlled”, He said the Monday attack had caused no casualties.
The spokesman for Yemen’s Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said in a statement on Monday that the distribution station had been targeted with the Quds-2 type winged missile with high precision. He said the attack came in response to the ongoing Saudi military aggression and siege.
Ghamdi said the attack had been “similar to what happened at Khurais and Abqaiq”, referring to strikes on the two Saudi oil facilities in 2019.