08 Jun '11, 11am

Saudi Arabia donates 3m barrels of oil to Yemen via @cmswire

Saudi Arabia donates 3m barrels of oil to Yemen via @cmswire

'King Abdullah (above) presented three million barrels of crude oil to Yemen,' Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister was quoted as saying. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SANAA - SAUDI Arabia has donated three million barrels of crude oil to its impoverished southern neighbour Yemen, the state news agency Saba said on Wednesday. 'King Abdullah presented three million barrels of crude oil to Yemen,' Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister was quoted as saying. 'This quantity is to support the national economy and contribute to the provision of citizen's needs and easing their sufferings because of the severe lack of petroleum derivatives the country is facing.' Yemen is in the grip of a political crisis amid protests against veterean president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was wounded in an attack on a mosque last week. He is currently in Riyadh for treatment. -- REUTERS

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