Confront those behind attacks on oil facilities, Saudi King to international community

Saudi, King Salman, international response, attack on, oil facilities
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia.- AP

The government's statements were carried in state-run media following a weekly cabinet meeting.



By AP

Published: Tue 17 Sep 2019, 6:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 17 Sep 2019, 9:00 PM

Saudi Arabia is calling on the international community "to shoulder its responsibility in condemning the perpetrators" and "clearly confronting" those behind an attack on the country's oil facilities over the weekend.
The government's statements were carried in state-run media following a weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday, September 17, that was overseen by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, who was quoted saying Saudi Arabia is capable of defending against such "cowardly attacks."
The Cabinet said the attacks on an Aramco oil field and major crude processing facility threaten international security and global energy supplies. The government reiterated its accusation that Iranian weapons were used in the attack, without elaborating further.
The attack, claimed by Houthi rebels, forced a suspension of 5.7 million barrels of Saudi crude a day and 2 billion cubic feet of gas.


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