Saudi Arabia 'consulting allies' about next steps after attack: Minister of foreign affairs

Saudi Arabia 'consulting allies' about next steps after attack: Minister of foreign affairs
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Published: 26 September 2019 - 8:45 a.m.
By: Carla Sertin

On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Saudi Arabian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said that the kingdom is continuing its investigation into attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais facilities, which brought the kingdom's production down 50%.

"As for the situation after the recent attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais, we are consulting with friends and allies about the next steps that we will take," he said, according to state news agency SPA.

"We have conducted an investigation to ascertain the source of the launch of these missiles and drones, and preliminary results confirm that they were Iranian weapons, and we hold Iran responsible for this, and we asked the United Nations to send experts in support of this investigation and be part of it, and experts are now in the kingdom along with experts from other countries working on this investigation as well," he added. "When we reach the results we will know for sure from where these missiles and drones were launched, and then decide the options available after intensive consultations with friends and allies."


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