The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue Condemns Terrorist Attack on Oil Tanker Off Saudi Port of Jeddah

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue condemned the terrorist bombing of its oil tanker off the Saudi port of Jeddah, stressing that such incidents affect the security and stability of the energy supply to the whole world, as well as its direct threat to the security and freedom of navigation and international trade, which puts the region at great risk, extending its impact on the human rights situation in the region as a whole.

A booby-trapped boat exploded in an oil tanker belonging to a Singaporean company that had docked in front of the Saudi port of Jeddah, linking several sources to the conflict between Saudi Arabia and the Houthi terrorist group in Yemen linked to Iran as part of the regional competition with Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has witnessed similar incidents in recent months, with a similar event last November against a Greek tanker. The Houthis were also targeted by a missile at a Saudi Aramco oil distribution plant north of Jeddah.

These incidents underscore the threat posed by the Houthi group to the security and stability of the region and the escalation of its crimes against civilians inside and outside Yemen against Saudi interests and its threat to regional peace and security.

The Forum reiterates its call to the UN Security Council for the need to classify the Houthis as a “terrorist organization”, and to criminalize those who supply them with weapons and explosives and move them to pose a threat to civilians inside Yemen and its neighbours in the region.

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