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Saudi Deputy Defense Minister: Iran behind terrorist attack on Saudi oil facility

Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid Ben Salman
Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid Ben Salman

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

 

May 18, 2019The Iranian regime ordered the drone attacks on two Saudi oil installations, said Saudi Arabia Deputy Defense Minister Khalid Bin Salman said on Thursday.

“The order of this terrorist attack came from Iran and the Houthis were merely the executers,” Khalid Bin Salman said.

The Houthis are merely tools in the hands of the Iranian regime for enforcing their expansionist policies.

Also discussing the drone attack, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said Yemeni Houthis are an indivisible part of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and are subject to the IRGC’s orders.

In a series of tweets, Al-Jubeir said the Houthis showed they are implementing Iran’s agenda “by sacrificing the need of the Yemeni people for the benefit of Iran’s regime”.

The Houthi militias on Tuesday claimed responsibility for twin drone strikes on Saudi’s main East-West oil pipeline, according to the Saudi Gazette. The regime in Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the vital conduit for global oil supplies in case of a military confrontation with the United States.

Saudi officials say that the attacks were carried out with a number of drones packed with explosives that targeted an area between two oil pump stations belonging to the Aramco Company. The Saudis called these attacks acts of terrorism.

Also, in an official letter to the United Nations Security Council, Abdullah Al Moallemi, Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Envoy to the UN, wrote that the Houthi militants used seven drones to attack the oil facilities.

The Al Arabiya network reported that Saudi and United Arab Emirates envoys to the UN wrote a joint letter to the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez, providing details of the sabotage attacks targeting four oil tankers off the UAE coast. 

 

 

 

 

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