Russia commented on the drone attack on Saudi oil facilities

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Vladimir Putin is aware of drone attacks on oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, spokesman for the president Dmitry Peskov said.

The Kremlin noted that such incidents do not contribute to the stability of the energy market.

“The drone attack on the oil infrastructure of Saudi Arabia is an alarming event for the oil market …” he told the Vedomosti newspaper.

According to him, the Saudi side did not seek help from Russia after the attack.

“It is not known whether they need help. It is unlikely. They themselves have all the necessary capabilities,” Peskov added.

Attack on oil facilities

On Saturday night, a fire broke out at two Saudi oil facilities owned by state-owned Saudi Aramco.

The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Hussite Yemeni rebels who attacked the refinery with drones. However, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of what happened. According to him, “there is no evidence” that the attack came from Yemen.

Moreover, US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham suggested discussing the possibility of attacks on Iran’s oil facilities in the event of “continued provocations.”

In turn, Tehran denied the allegations. The Iranian Foreign Ministry emphasized that Pompeo’s words are similar to “soil preparation” by secret organizations for further US actions in the region.

In addition, the commander of the space forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, in response to Graham’s words, warned that two American bases and a ship in the Middle East were under the gun of Iranian missiles that would strike in the event of hostilities.


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