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Saudi Energy Ministry Condemns 'Terrorist' Drone Assaults on Kingdom's Facilities

Saudi Energy Ministry Condemns 'Terrorist' Drone Assaults on Kingdom's Facilities

Sunday, 20 March, 2022 - 11:15
The spokesman renewed the Kingdom's call to all nations and organizations of the world to stand together against such acts of sabotage and terrorism by groups perpetrating or supporting these attacks.

An official spokesman at the Saudi Ministry of Energy said that on Saturday at around 11:30 pm, a drone assault was carried out against the petroleum products distribution terminal in Jizan in southeastern Saudi Arabia.


Two additional drone attacks were carried out on Sunday at around 5:30 am against Yanbu’s natural gas plant, and shortly after, against the facilities of Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF).


The assault on YASREF facilities led to a temporary reduction in the refinery’s production, which will be compensated for from the inventory. The assaults resulted in no casualties.


In his statement, the spokesman stressed that the Kingdom strongly condemns these attacks and said that such acts of sabotage and terrorism, repeatedly carried out against vital installations and civilian facilities, including, for example, the recent attack on the Riyadh refinery, are cowardly assaults that violate international laws and norms and do not just target the Kingdom alone, but the security and stability of energy supplies to the world, therefore targeting the global economy.


In addition, some of these attacks affect maritime traffic in an important area - the Red Sea and its important coasts and territorial waters, with potentially serious environmental consequences.


The spokesman renewed the Kingdom's call to all nations and organizations of the world to stand together against such acts of sabotage and terrorism by groups perpetrating or supporting these attacks.


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