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Saudi Arabia presented Wednesday the remains of missiles and drones used in the attack on two facilities of the state oil company Aramco. A material that, according to the Ministry of Defense, suggests that Iran is behind sabotage that has forced the kingdom to suspend half of its oil production. However, the kingdom has not yet determined whether they were launched from Iranian territory.
"We have evidence of the involvement of Iran in acts of sabotage in the region through its allies," said Colonel Turki al Maliki, spokesman for the Arab coalition that bombed Yemen since 2015 at a press conference in Riyadh. "The attacks were undoubtedly sponsored by Iran," he added. Al Maliki has appeared alongside the remains of ballistic missiles and drones used in the attack.
The aggression suffered by the plants of Abqaiq and Khurais , in the east of Saudi Arabia, forced to suspend the production of 5.7 million barrels of crude oil daily, more than half of the total production of the firm and around 5 % of world supply . The origin of the attack, claimed by the Houthi Shiite rebel group, remains under investigation. American intelligence maintains, however, that it was launched by Iran from its own territory.
"We are working to determine the exact position of the launching platforms. Those responsible will have to report. The response will be taken at the political level," said Al Maliki. According to the Saudi army, a total of 18 drones and seven cruise missiles hit both refineries and came from the north, which discards - according to Riyadh - the claim made by the Shiite rebel group of the Houthis.
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