Rabat - Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih declared on Thursday 26th July 2018, that "Saudi Arabia is temporarily halting all oil shipments through Bab El-Mandeb Strait immediately after an earlier attack on two crude vessels by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement until the situation becomes clearer and the maritime transit through Bab El-Mandeb is safe.

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Zaouaq Karim is a PhD student in International Law and International Relations at the Hassan II University of Casablanca.