November 29, 2023

The September 14 drone attack on Saudi oil fields: North Korea’s potential role

Pyongyang's ties to Iran and Houthi rebels in Yemen are well-documented

The September 14 drone attack on two major Saudi oil installations, with Yemen’s Houthi rebels claiming responsibility, shook world oil markets and upended the security situation in the Middle East.

President Trump reacted first with a “lock and loaded” tweet, followed by a decision to deploy a small number of U.S. forces to Saudi Arabia.