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Attack on Saudi oil facilities a dangerous escalation: Gargash

Attack on Saudi oil facilities a dangerous escalation: Gargash
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash

Dubai - Riyadh said it was capable of responding forcefully and urged UN experts to help investigate the raid.



By Reuters, Wam

Published: Tue 17 Sep 2019, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 18 Sep 2019, 12:46 AM

Attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia are a dangerous escalation and the international community should stand by Riyadh and ensure regional stability, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia said initial findings indicated Saturday's attacks that cut half the kingdom's oil output were carried out with Iranian weapons. Riyadh said it was capable of responding forcefully and urged UN experts to help investigate the raid.
"Justifying the unprecedented terrorist attack on Aramco facilities on the basis of developments on the Yemen war is completely unacceptable," Dr Gargash said in a tweet, responding to Iranian comments that the strikes were carried out by Yemen rebels in response to the war.
The UAE on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation had said it is new evidence of terrorist groups looking to undermine security and stability in the region.
The UAE reiterated its complete solidarity with the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its stand with the kingdom against all threats to its security and stability, and its support for all measures taken for the security and safety of its citizens and residents.


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