Saudi oil attacks: US blames Iran for drone strikes on two sites

Saudi oil attacks: US blames Iran for drone strikes on two sites

Saudi oil attacks: US blames Iran for drone strikes on two sites

Written by Lethonkie Fernando

15 Sep, 2019 | 3:36 pm

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for Saturday’s drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. He dismissed a claim by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels that they had attacked the two facilities, run by state-owned company Aramco.

Iran’s foreign minister accused Mr Pompeo of “deceit”. Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said the strikes had reduced crude oil production by 5.7 million barrels a day – about half the kingdom’s output. Correspondents say they could have a significant impact on world oil prices. The main Saudi stock exchange plummeted 3% on opening on Sunday, before recovering.

 

Script Courtesy to BBC News 

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