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China condemns Houthi militia’s attack on S. Arabia oil facility

This file photo shows Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian at a regular press conference on March 5, 2020, in Beijing, China. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FOREIGN MINISTRY OF THE PRC)

BEIJING – China on Wednesday condemned the missile attack on an oil facility in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia on Tuesday, said a Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a relevant question.

China always opposes attacks on civilians and civilian facilities, he said, calling on relevant parties to avoid actions that could escalate regional tensions.

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