Yemen's Houthi militia said Monday it fired a rocket targeting a distribution station operated by Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea city of Jeddah.
The Houthi spokesman said that the strike, which used a Quds-2-type missile, was "very accurate", adding that "ambulances and fire engines rushed to the target".
Ministry Spokesperson Daifallah Fayez reaffirmed Jordan's stance with the government and people of Saudi Arabia, strongly condemning the Houthis attempts to target civilian areas and rejecting any action aimed at destabilising the security and disturbing the safety of the country.
Black marks and some damage around its top rim were visible.
Aramco was still assessing the cost of the damage and it was unclear how long the repairs would take, Ghamdi said.
We were extremely pleased to hear that firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly and there were no reports of injuries or casualties.
The projectile struck the storage tank from the top, causing "major damage" to the tanks' roof, with a hole around 2 metres square, the official said.
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Yemen has been locked in conflict since 2014 when the Houthis seized Sanaa, the capital, and then much of the country's north.
Ghamdi likened Monday's incident to the September 2019 assault on the Abqaiq processing plant and Khurais oil field in the kingdom's east, which caused turmoil on global energy markets as it temporarily halved the kingdom's crude output.
The Houthis, a Shiite group, claimed responsibility for the attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais a year ago. "It was a big fire, it was a big explosion but it was controlled".
Over the nearly six-year-old war, Houthi forces have carried out many missile and drone strikes on civilian airports and oil infrastructure in Saudi, as well as on the capital Riyadh.
But the attack on Jiddah, which lies some 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the frontier, is an indication of the rebels' advancing arsenal.
However, his national security advisor Robert O'Brien said during a visit to Manila on Monday that the United States was "keeping all our options open". He said the attack came in response to the ongoing Saudi military aggression and siege.