Saudi Arabia condemns fresh drone attack on oil refinery

Reuters file photo
Reuters file photo

Riyadh - The attack resulted in a fire at the refinery.


Published: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 6:34 PM

An official spokesman at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Energy, stated that an oil refinery in Riyadh had been attacked by drones today.

The attack resulted in a fire, that has now been bought under control and the incident has not resulted in any injury or death nor was the supply of oil or its derivatives affected.

In his statement, the spokesman stressed on the fact that the Kingdom strongly condemns this cowardly attack and asserts that such acts of terrorism and sabotage, repeatedly committed against vital installations and civilian facilities - the last of which was the attempt to target the Ras Tanura refinery and Saudi Aramco’s residential area in Dhahran - do not target the country alone, but more broadly the security and stability of energy supply to the world, as well as the global economy.

The spokesman renewed the call to all nations and organizations of the world to stand together against such acts of terrorism and sabotage, and to stop all groups carrying out or supporting these attacks.

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