Wednesday, July 25, 2018

HOT: Saudi Energy Minister Says Saudi Arabia is Temporarily Halting All Oil Shipments Through Bab el-Mandeb Strait



.The immediate halting of Saudi oil being transported through the strait comes following an attempted attack on a Saudi oil tanker in the strait earlier today. As of 2016, 4.8% of all oil traveled through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait

From Egypt Today:

The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen thwarted a terrorist Iranian-Houthi attack launched against a Saudi oil tanker in the international waters west of Port of Hodeida.

“This terrorist attack is a dangerous threat to the Freedom of Navigation and International Trade in the Red Sea and Bab-El-Mandeb Strait, which might result in environmental and economic losses.” he Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki al-Malki said.

-RW