Egypt strongly condemns latest Houthi terrorist attack on Saudi Arabia

MENA , Ahram Online , Friday 11 Mar 2022

Egypt has condemned in the strongest terms the drone attack that targeted an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

Egyptian Foreign Ministry building
File Photo: Egyptian Foreign Ministry building. Al-Ahram

Egypt deplores such “terrorist acts” that target vital Saudi installations, as well as the security and safety of energy supplies in the kingdom, the statement said.

Egypt also supports the measures Saudi Arabia takes to protect its security and sovereignty in the face of terrorist attacks, the foreign ministry added.

The attack took place early Friday morning, but did not cause any casualties or affect production, according to Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry.

The Houthi militias claimed credit for the attack, according to a Houthi spokesperson.

During a short visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reiterated to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Egypt’s support to Saudi Arabia against the Houthi’s attacks, stressing that the kingdom's security is part of Egypt’s national security. 

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