Drone Attack Fire in Oil Refinery in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Ministry said in a statement on Friday that an attack by drones caused a fire in an oil refinery in the capital city of Riyadh.

The attack took place on Friday morning, resulting in a fire that has been brought under control, the statement said.

The ministry condemned the attack, saying “such acts of terrorism and sabotage, repeatedly committed against vital installations and civilian facilities.”

The ministry also confirmed that the attack did not result in any injury or death nor was the supply of oil or its derivatives affected.

Saudi Arabia reported earlier this month attacks attempted to target the Ras Tanura oil port and Saudi Aramco’s residential area in Dhahran in the Eastern Province.

It called on all nations and organizations of the world to stand together against such acts of terrorism and sabotage, and to stop all groups carrying out or supporting these attacks.

The ministry said that these attacks do not target the kingdom alone, but more broadly the security and stability of energy supply to the world, as well as the global economy.

Saudi Arabia has been accusing Iran of supporting Houthi militia by supplying them with weaponry and missiles.

The militia has been targeting the kingdom with missiles and drones, in which most of the attacks were foiled before reaching their targets.


Arab Observer

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