UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities were attacked by 25 cruise missiles and drones, Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense, said at a press conference on the air of Arabian TV channels on Wednesday.
“Attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities were carried out by 25 cruise missiles and drones, including 18 drones and seven cruise missiles,” al-Maliki said.
The largest exporter and one of the three largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, after the attack on its oil facilities on September 14, reduced production by more than half – by 5.7 million barrels per day from the usual mark of about 9.8 million.
The Saudi Minister of Energy announced on September 17 that, thanks to the use of reserves, oil supplies had already returned to their previous level, and that lost production has so far been restored by half.
Hussite Yemeni rebels against whom the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia are fighting said the refineries were attacked by fighters of their movement using unmanned aerial vehicles. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was no evidence of an attack from Yemen, and blamed Iran for it. Iranian Foreign Ministry called Pompeo’s allegations a lie
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