Saudi Arabia Oil Attacks

On September 14, at about 4:00 a.m. in the morning, the oil processing facilities at Abquaiq and Khurais, Saudi Arabia, were attacked by drones. 60% of the country’s oil production or 5.7 million barrels a day were negatively affected. But luckily, no one was killed during the attack. 

The Houthis in Yemen stated that they were responsible for the attack. But recent findings show that the direction the drones and missiles were launched, was not from Yemen’s location but rather north. Saudi Arabia believes Iran was behind the attacks. In the evidence recovered from the facilities, the wing of an Iranian UAV was discovered. Col Turki al-Malki, the spokesman for the defence ministry, stated that, ‘“Despite Iran’s best efforts to make it appear so, their collaboration with their proxy in the region to create this false narrative is clear.’” 

Iran refuses to accept the responsibility and declares that they were not involved with the drone attacks. But many other countries are also believing that it was Iran who started the attacks, like the U.S. President Donald Trump declared that he wanted to increase sanctions against Iran to potentially harm their economy.

By Saivarshini Rishi

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