May 15, 2019 / 12:22 PM / 7 months ago

France - Houthi attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure are unacceptable

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday that drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil installations claimed by Houthi rebels were an unacceptable act that threatened regional security, and warned all sides to avoid an escalation that would put Yemeni peace talks at risk.

“France strongly condemns the attacks carried out by drones against Saudi oil installations, claimed by the Houthis. These attacks, which undermine Saudi Arabia’s security and the stability of the region, are an unacceptable act,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said in a statement.

“France calls on all parties to refrain from any escalation likely to jeopardise the political process to bring an end to the Yemeni conflict,” she added.

Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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