Saudi denounces Yemeni militia attack on US ship

USS Mason detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period while in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. (File photo: Reuters)

An official source has denounced on Monday Yemeni militia attack on a US Navy destroyer, saying such “terrorist” act would expose international navigation to “danger,” the state-owned Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The source, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said this “systematic” attack by these Iran-backed militias is to target trade near Strait of Bab el-Mandab.

A US Navy destroyer came under on Monday after an attempted missile was fired at in international waters off Yemen.

The ship was reportedly not hit by the missiles, a US military spokesman told Reuters.

The spokesman also added that the US military assessed missiles came from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen and that no injuries or damage to ship was resulted because of the attack.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49