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18 July, Thursday


Saudi official blames Iran for attack on oil facilities

Carried out by Yemen’s Houthi group, attack targeted pumping stations on strategic East-West Oil Pipeline.

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Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs, has accused Iran of ordering Tuesday’s drone attack on Saudi oil facilities.

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Carried out by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group, the attack targeted two pumping stations on the East-West Pipeline, which carries oil from Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province to the Port of Yanbu.

“The Houthis continue to serve Iran’s agenda at the expense of the Yemeni people,” al-Jubeir tweeted.

“The group represents a vital component of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, from which it receives its instructions,” he added. 

On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia sent a letter to the UN Security Council blaming Iran -- and the Houthis -- for the attack, which reportedly caused significant damage.

Anadolu Agency

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