Breaking: Houthi Missile Hits Saudi Oil Tanker

A Saudi oil tanker was targeted by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Tuesday afternoon local time off Yemen’s port of Hodeidah, sustaining minor damages and completing its course north, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya reported, citing the Arab coalition that is fighting the Houthis in Yemen.

The Houthi Shiite rebel group is aligned with Iran and has been fighting a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen since 2015.

Houthi rebels have fired or claimed to have fired many missiles on Saudi Arabia since then, but they have caused little damage, and many of those missiles have been intercepted by the Saudi military.

The tanker wasn't sunk luckily, but geopolitical tensions in the region could probably have done without a direct hit to a Saudi oil tanker....

This will only make the re-implementation of sanctions on Iran by the U.S. more likely next month.

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