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U.S. Says Iran Is Behind About 100 Attacks On Saudi Arabia. Senator Proposes Attack On Iranian Oil Infrastructure

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U.S. Says Iran Is Behind About 100 Attacks On Saudi Arabia. Senator Proposes Attack On Iranian Oil Infrastructure

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On September 14, Ansar Allah (the Houthis) launched a successful attack on Buqayq and Khurais facilities of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco company. The attack forces Saudi Arabia to decrease the daily oil output by 5 million barrels. This is about a half of the output.

Immediately after the attack, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind the attack. According to Pompeo, Iran conducted about ‘100 attacks’ on Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, US senator Lindsey Graham vowed to carry out military strikes on Iran’s oil facilities.

US President Donald Trump also phoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and offered help to the Kingdom in ensuring its security. Trump added that the attack on the Saudi oil facilities could be detrimental to the American and the global economy.

The US Department of Energy said that it’s ready to deploy resources to keep the global energy market stable:

“The secretary [of energy] has been briefed on today’s drone attack in Saudi Arabia and stands ready to deploy resources from the Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserves if necessary to offset any disruptions to oil markets as a result of this act of aggression. The secretary has also directed DOE leadership to work with the International Energy Agency on potential available options for collective global action if needed.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to the accusations by denouncing them as lies.

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