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Saudi oil tanker hit by Yemen missile

RIYADH, April 4, 2018 – A Tuesday missile strike against a Saudi oil tanker would not result in supply shortages, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Khalid Al Falih said on social media on Wednesday.


“The terrorist attack… will not affect economic activity or stall oil supplies,” Al Falih tweeted.

The attack, which reportedly caused minor damage to the vessel, took place in international waters off of Yemen’s port of Hodeidah. Yemen’s Houthi militia, which receives support from Iran, took responsibility for the attack but said it had targeted a coalition warship.

The attack came as the UN declared the civil war in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia and regional coalition partners intervened in 2015, the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, CNN reported on Tuesday.

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