Kuwait has intensified security measures at its oil facilities after Saudi Arabia raids neighboring Yemen.
Acting chief executive officer of Kuwait Petroleum Corp, Mohammad al-Farhud, made the remarks on Thursday, describing the measures as precautionary.
He further noted that the measures will be taken at all Kuwaiti oil installations, both inside and outside the country.
In the same vein, the Persian Gulf state’s Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled al-Sabah also in a meeting of senior Kuwaiti officials discussed ways to beef up security plans to protect the country.
Saudi boosts security nationwide
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef on Thursday ordered security measures strengthened along its borders and across the kingdom, including at oil facilities, as Riyadh continues airstrikes against neighboring Yemen.
The minister vowed in a statement published by the official SPA news agency that Riyadh will “act firmly” against any attempts to undermine the kingdom’s security.
The developments come after after warplanes of the Saudi Air Force bombed the positions of the Ansarullah fighters and launched attacks against the Sana’a airport and the Dulaimi airbase early on Thursday.
Based on early reports, the Saudi airstrikes on Yemen have so far claimed the lives of 18 civilians with more deaths feared, Yemeni sources said.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is attacking Ansarullah positions, Saudi warplanes have flattened a number of homes near Sana’a international airport.
A Yemeni men and a child inspect a room in a building following a Saudi air strike against Houthi rebels near Sana’a Airport on March 26, 2015. ©AFP
The blatant invasion of Yemen’s sovereignty by Saudi government comes against a backdrop of total silence on the part of international bodies, especially the United Nations. The world body has so far failed to show any reaction whatsoever to violation of the sovereignty of one of its members by Riyadh.