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US 'ready to fight back' attacks on Saudi oil

2019-09-16T01:32:09.081Z

The United States again evokes the armed option after the attacks on the oil installations of the weekend in Saudi Arabia. Donald Trump assured Sunday, January 15 that his country was ready to "take action."



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A satellite image shows the location of a drone strike at an Aramco oil complex in Harad on 14 September. Planet Labs Inc. / Handout via REUTERS

The United States again evokes the armed option after the attacks on the oil installations of the weekend in Saudi Arabia. Donald Trump assured Sunday, January 15 that his country was ready to "take action."

With our correspondent in New York , Loubna Anaki

" The United States is ready to respond, " " We are waiting for Saudi Arabia to tell us who they think is the culprit ." On Twitter, Donald Trump confirms once again that the attacks against Saudi Arabia will not be without consequence.

The US president ensures that the identity of the culprit is not in doubt. On Saturday, his administration immediately accused Iran of being behind the two attacks that targeted oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia. Charges rejected by Tehran.

These attacks have in any case upset the world market of the Gross . The price per barrel has increased by at least 12%. Here too, Donald Trump decided to act. To deal with possible oil supply problems, it has authorized the use of emergency oil reserves in the United States.

Located in underground storage caverns under high surveillance on the coasts of Louisiana and Texas, the reserve contains 645 million barrels. Which makes it the largest oil reserve in the world.

The United States has used it only three times since its inception in the 1970s. If it is again, it would take two weeks for supplies to reach the global market.

Source: rfi

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