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Saudi Arabia renews its accusation against Iran and is considering retaliation with its allies

2019-09-21T16:44:30.405Z



Saudi Arabia has again blamed Iran for the recent attack on Aramco's oil facilities.

Al-Jubeir said during a press conference in Riyadh that the attack on Aramco came from the north and not from Yemen, pointing out that his country is consulting with its allies to "take the necessary steps" and that it has asked the United Nations and some countries to contribute to the ongoing investigations.

He revealed that the Kingdom was targeted by more than 260 ballistic missiles and 150 drones, all Iranian-made, in return, Saudi Arabia did not launch a missile or a drone or a bullet towards Iran, as he put it.

He said that Riyadh will take its next step based on the results of the investigations, calling on the international community to take a stand on what he called "Iranian aggressive and subversive policies" that shake the security and stability of the region.

Al-Jubeir's comments come less than a day after Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz confirmed that the kingdom would take "appropriate measures" to preserve its security and stability, after completing the investigation into the Aramco attacks.

"These criminal acts represent a serious escalation and a major threat to the security and stability of the region and to global oil supplies," he said during a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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On the other hand, the Houthi group announced a halt to the targeting of Saudi territory by drones and all forms of targeting, stressing that it awaits a similar announcement from the Kingdom to stop all forms of targeting, and reserves the right to respond if Riyadh does not respond to its initiative.

It is noteworthy that Riyadh announced last Saturday that the facilities Abqaiq and Khurais affiliated to Aramco in the east of the Kingdom were attacked by drones, in an operation adopted by the Houthis. The two facilities are the heart of the oil industry in the Kingdom, where they reach most of the crude extracted for processing, before conversion to export or refining.

Source: aljazeera

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