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Saudi oil facilities attacked


Tuesday’s attacks and Sunday’s attacks on four tankers off Fujairah emirate have raised concerns that the US and Iran might inching toward military conflict. The Houthis have hit Saudi Arabian cities with drones and missiles, but two Saudi Arabian sources said that this was the first time a facility of the state-run Aramco had been attacked by drones. Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy Khalid al-Falih said that the latest attacks caused a fire, now contained, and minor damage at one pump station, but did not disrupt oil output or exports of crude and petroleum products. Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet said that the “terrorist attack” reflected poorly on regional and international security, the Saudi Press agency reported. It quoted the Cabinet as saying that it was the international community’s shared responsibility “to preserve maritime safety and oil tankers’ security in anticipation of any effects on energy markets and the danger of that on world economy.”


Source: Taipei Times May 15, 2019 15:56 UTC



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