Saudi Arabia denies Houthis’ involvement in oil field attacks

Saudi Arabia denies Houthis’ involvement in oil field attacks

Alsahwa Net- The king of Saudi Arabia, Salman Bin Abdulaziz affirmed on a Tuesday that his country is capable to defend itself against any attack.

This followed Saturday’s attacks on Saudi oil fields that suspended half of the country’s oil production.

The Iran-backed Houthis rebels in Yemen took credit of the attack, but a source of the Saudi-led coalition denied the Houthis’ involvement into the assault.

Saudi Arabia has not blamed Iran directly to the attack but said that Iranian arms were used in the oil field attacks.

Turki Al-Maleki, Spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition stated on Monday that investigations were underway to locate the launching point of the oil field attacks.

The Saudi king affirmed that these attacks target the world energy supply and threaten stability of the world’s economy.

President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani described the incident on Monday during a press conference as a “self-defense” implemented by the Houthis rebels “in response to the Saudi bombing.”

He said that the world energy supply will be safe once security is back in Yemen.

In this regard, the Saudi cabinet reaffirmed on Tuesday  that “sabotage assaults threaten the international security and peace”.

It added that the recent attacks are extension of previous sabotage acts that targeted the Saudi oil company Aramco using Iranian-made arms.

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