Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi has strongly condemned Saturday's drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Iran-backed Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen say they carried out the strikes.
Motegi said in a statement released on Sunday that peace and stability in the Middle East is extremely important for the entire international community. He also said that a stable oil supply from the Middle East is indispensable for the stability and prosperity of the global economy, including Japan.
He added that the Japanese government remains committed to continuously engaging with the region in cooperation with the countries concerned so as to maintain and reinforce the peace and stability in the Middle East.