The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud expressed his thanks and appreciation to His Majesties and Highnesses leaders of brotherly and friendly countries and officials of countries and regional and international organizations and all expressed condemnation of the sabotage attack that targeted two Aramco factories in the province of Abqaiq and Khurais migration, reiterating the Kingdom's ability to Dealing with the effects of such cowardly attacks, which not only target the vital installations of the Kingdom, but also target global oil supplies and threaten the stability of the global economy.
This came during a meeting chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Saudi Information Minister Turki bin Abdullah al-Shabana said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency after the session that the Council of Ministers reaffirmed that the aim of this unprecedented sabotage aggression that threatens international peace and security is directed primarily to global energy supplies and that it is an extension of previous acts of aggression against pumping stations. Saudi Aramco is using Iranian weapons and called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities in condemning those behind it and clearly confronting these barbaric acts that touch the nerve of the global economy.
The Council of Ministers was briefed by the Minister of Energy on the serious effects of the blatant attack on the Saudi Aramco oil plants in Abqaiq and Khurais, which, according to preliminary estimates, led to the suspension of quantities of crude oil supplies estimated at 5.7 million barrels. In addition, production of associated gas is estimated to be about 2 billion cubic feet per day and a reduction of about 50% of the supply of ethane and natural gas liquids.
The Council affirmed that this cowardly attack on the largest and most important crude oil processing plants in the world is an extension of the repeated attacks on vital facilities and threatened freedom of navigation and affected the stability of the growth of the global economy .. The Council also stressed that the Kingdom will defend its lands and vital facilities and it is able to respond to These actions, whatever their source, call upon the international community to take tougher measures to stop these blatant attacks that threaten the region, the security of oil supplies and the world economy, and to hold accountable and deter those behind them.