US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the United States supports its defense following recent attacks on Saudi Arabia’s crude oil installations. ‘America supports Saudi Arabia’s Defense‘ this is said by the American government.
He said this in a message on Twitter after meeting with Saudi Wali Ahad Mohammed bin Salman.
Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday to meet with Saudi officials.
He said Iran’s measures could not be tolerated and attacks on oil installations were a threat not only to Saudi Arabia but also to US citizens and the supply of oil to the world.
Earlier in his visit to Saudi Arabia, the US Secretary of State said it was a “war movie.” US President Donald Trump has announced that it seems inevitable that Iran was behind the attacks on oil installations.
US President Donald Trump has also said that the United States has ‘many options’ for retaliation. He said, ‘There is one last option, and then there are some lower-level options. We will see our position is extreme. ‘
In a tweet on Wednesday, President Trump also said he had asked the US Secretary of State to tighten further and increase sanctions on Iran. Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif has condemned America’s ‘provocative economic war’ over President Trump’s move.
In his message on Twitter, he said that the purpose of the United States is to target the Iranian people deliberately.
It is to be remembered that on Saturday, attacks on Saudi oil company ‘Aramco’ installations in the Baqiq and Kharis areas of Saudi Arabia also affected the world’s largest oil refinery and where half of the company’s production was suspended. Global oil supply has declined.
Saudi Arabia’s “Evidence.”
After the United States, Saudi Arabia also blamed Iran for directly involved in the attacks.
Iran denies involvement in any such action and has warned that it will respond in the event of an attack. Iran’s pro-Houthi rebels have already said that they are behind the attacks.
Saudi Defense Ministry officials at a press conference showcased the wreckage of some drones and cruise missiles, claiming that Iran is involved in the attack on oil installations.
Saudi officials say the installations were attacked with 18 drones and seven cruise missiles and were not fired by Yemen.
Evidence suggests that the attack was carried out by the north and was undoubtedly helped by Iran, Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Turkey-Alaki said.
However, Colonel Maliki said Saudi authorities are still working to determine what was the origin of the attack.
The wreckage also showed a drone on which it was said to be on the Iranian drone’s delta. Colonel Maliki said: ‘The data obtained from the computers on the drone shows that Iranians are. Colonel Maliki said installations in Baqq were attacked by 18 drones, while seven cruise missiles were fired at both locations, four of which targeted the Kyrgyz oil field while three fell short of Baik.
He said all the missiles came from the north. He also showed a video of a drone that struck Baqq. On this occasion, disaster and loss were demonstrated with the help of photos and maps.
He said the exact attack of the cruise missiles in Khartoum shows that there is no Iranian proxy behind it because they do not have that much capacity.
Colonel Maliki also said that it is not yet clear where the attack took place, it will be revealed as soon as it is clear.
Contrary to Saudi officials’ declaration, US officials claimed a few days ago that the United States detected a location in Iran from which drones and cruise missiles were fired at Saudi Arabia’s oil installations.
A senior US official told CBS News that the location is located at the northern tip of the Gulf in southern Iran.
The official added that Saudi Air Defense did not stop the drones and missiles as they turned to the south to stop the Yemeni attacks.
Impact on the Global Oil Market:-
Saudi Arabia’s attacks on oil installations on Saturday saw the impact of oil prices on the global market, and where the market opened on Monday, oil prices in the worldwide market reached the highest level in the past four months.
According to Bloomberg, this is the most significant increase in single-day business since 1988.
It may take several weeks for Saudi installations to be fully restored, and these attacks have immediately reduced the global oil supply by five percent.