Saudi oil refinery attack not launched from Yemen

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Saudi Arabia-led military alliance said attacks to oil refineries in Saudi Arabia were carried out using Iranian weapons.

The alliance stated, based on preliminary findings, the attack was not launched from Yemen.

A coalition spokesman, the Turkish Colonel Almalki, said the investigation on the attack closed 5 percent of the world crude oil production. Currently, it performs an investigation to determine the location of the launch.

“Preliminary results indicate that the weapon belongs to Iran and we are currently working to determine the location. This terrorist attack does not originate from Yemen as it says Houthi militia, “Malki said in a press conference in Riyadh.

Meanwhile, Yemeni envoy Martin Griffiths said on the Security Council is not entirely clear who is behind the strike. However, he said there might have been regional conflicts.

Previously, Iran stated that the accusations calling them a role in the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations were unacceptable and unsubstantiated.

“These accusations are condemned as unacceptable and completely unfounded,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi.

Following the attack on Saudi oil facilities, the world oil prices jumped. Brent crude rose 10 percent to 66.28 US dollars per barrel. The figure is portrayed by Bloomberg as the biggest intraday surge since 1988.

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