Yemen's Houthi rebel group said Monday one of its cruise missiles hit an oil depot operated by Saudi Arabian Oil Co. in the port city of Jeddah shortly after the kingdom wrapped up a Group of 20 leaders virtual summit.
"The missile force managed to hit its target - the Aramco distribution station in Jeddah - with a winged Quds 2 Missile," Houthi's military representative Yahya Sarea said according to the Anadolu Agency.
Sarea posted a satellite photo online that matched Saudi Aramco's North Jeddah bulk facility, which is southeast of Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport.
Outgoing U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo was visiting Saudi Arabia to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
A Saudi-led alliance has been fighting the Iran-aligned rebel organization since March 2015, months after Houthi rebels took control of Sanaa, Yemen's capital city.
The crisis worsened when a Saudi-led military coalition launched an air assault aimed at pushing back the rebel's territorial advances.
Aramco's oil production and export processing plants are mostly located in Saudi's eastern province, more than a thousand kilometers across the country from Jeddah. The state oil producer didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
The attack was in response to the continued Saudi intervention in Yemen, Sarea said. He warned foreign nationals operating in the kingdom the rebel organization's armed activities continue and they should keep away from installations.
Cross-border attacks by the rebels have escalated since May when a pandemic cease fire expired. The Saudi-led coalition has responded with airstrikes on Houthi-controlled territories.
Meanwhile, United Nations experts don't think the missiles the rebels use are manufactured in Yemen and instead have been traded or sold in violation of an arms embargo.