Saudi Arabia calls Nigeria , others to condemn attacks on oil facilities

September 19th, 2019

By John Okeke

The Saudi Arabia has called on Nigeria and other countries to lend its voice in condemning the recent attacks on her oil facilities in the country.

This was contained in a statement by the Saudi Embassy in Abuja and made available to The Authority .

The statement however said Initial investigations have indicated that weapons used in the attack were Iranian weapons.

“In an unprecedented act of aggression and sabotage, petroleum facilities in the Kingdom that are vital for global energy supplies were subjected to an attack on Saturday, September 14, 2019, which resulted in suspension of approximately 50% of Saudi Aramco’s production, as noted by the Ministry of Energy’s statement.

“The kingdom calls upon the International community to assume its responsibility in condemning those that stand behind this act, and to take a firm and clear position against this reckless behavior that threatens the global economy.

“The Kingdom condemns this egregious crime, which threatens international peace and security, and affirms that primary target of this attack is global energy supplies, as this attack is in line with the previous attacks against Saudi Aramco pumping stations using Iranian weapons.

According to statement, as the investigations are ongoing, the Kingdom will invite UN and International experts to view the situation on the ground and to participate in the investigations.

“The Kingdom will take the appropriate measures based on the results of the investigation, to ensure its security and stability. The Kingdom affirms that is has the capability and resolve to defend its land and people, and to forcefully respond to these aggressions,” it said.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expresses its appreciation for the positions taken by the international community that have condemned and denounced this act. Investigations are still ongoing to determine the source of attack,” it added.

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