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Arab World Denounces Terror Attack against Saudi Oil Pumping Stations

Arab World Denounces Terror Attack against Saudi Oil Pumping Stations

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019 - 17:45
Saudi Aramco's Natural Gas Liquids plant in the remote Empty Quarter near the United Arab Emirates. (AFP)
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The Arab world condemned on Tuesday that terrorist drone attack that targeted oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia and that was claimed by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen.

Bahrain denounced and strongly condemned the attack, saying this “cowardly act targets the security and stability of Saudi Arabia and the region, and also threatens the safety of the world's energy supply.”

The Foreign Ministry commended Saudi efforts in dealing with this heinous act, stressing the unequivocal position of Bahrain in supporting Saudi Arabia against those threatening its security or harming its interests and the stability of its people, read a statement carried by the Bahrain news agency (BNA).

The ministry also stressed the need for the international community to combat all groups and terrorist organizations, and all parties and states supporting it that seek to provoke tension, violence and chaos in the region, and deter them in order to maintain security and regional and international peace.

Egypt slammed the drone attack, saying Cairo stands alongside Saudi Arabia "to counter all attempts meant to stabilize the Kingdom.”

A Foreign Ministry statement said Egypt is coordinating with Saudi Arabia to face "terror and all threats to its national security."

The United Arab Emirates strongly condemned the "cowardly act of terrorism and sabotage" aimed at undermining the safety of the world's global energy supplies and economy.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation stressed the UAE's absolute support for Saudi Arabia and for all measures taken to protect the security of its facilities and natural resources, read a statement from the UAE news agency (WAM).

The ministry stressed that the targeting of the two pumping stations proves once again the importance of addressing terrorist organizations that carry out such subversive acts, including the Houthis in Yemen. It called on the international community to play its role in restoring legitimacy in Yemen and to take the necessary steps to deal with terrorist acts that destabilize the region.

Kuwait condemned in the strongest of words the terrorist attack. An official source at the Foreign Ministry said that Kuwait stands by Saudi Arabia and supports all measures it takes to safeguard its security and stability against terrorist acts.

Jordan slammed the “cowardly” attack, stressing that it stands by Saudi Arabia against any threat that undermines its security and stability.

“Any attack against the Kingdom is an attack against the security of the region and world,” said a Foreign Ministry spokesman.

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit slammed the attacks as a a "serious threat to the regional and international security, and the world economy."

He stressed that the Arab League stands by Saudi Arabia to "counter these terrorist threats aimed at stabilizing the region."

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