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Oman following Yemen escalation with "great concern" -Omani media


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DUBAI, June 14 (Reuters) - Oman is following with "great concern the military escalation" in Yemen's war as well as a missile strike on Saudi Arabia'sAbha airport, the Oman TV News website said on Friday, citing a Foreign Ministry source.

The missile attack by Yemen's Houthi forces on the Abha civilian airport, in the south of the kingdom, wounded 26 people on Wednesday, according to the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Yemeni group.

"The sultanate urges (the parties) to avoid escalation (..) and to focus in the next phase on the political process" to end the war in Yemen, the source said.

The United States blamed Iran for Thursday's attacks, which drove up oil prices and stoked fears of a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation, although Tehran denied the accusation.






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