Saudi ambassador to Germany: Iran behind the Aramco attacks .. All options are on the table
Al Faisal bin Farhan, the Saudi ambassador to Germany, said [size=13]Iran was behind the terrorist attacks on the two Aramco oil facilities.
The Saudi ambassador in remarks to German radio; that Riyadh is still studying the reaction to respond to the attack on the oil facilities, stressing that all options are on the table.
He stressed that the Saudi army is capable of defending the country, pointing to the interception of more than 200 ballistic missiles during the last period.
Farhan said the attack on Aramco's oil facilities was an attack on the global economy.
The United States has confirmed Iran's responsibilityU.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced new sanctions against Iran, while U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a visit to Saudi Arabia, where he held talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister.
Economically, the attacks have cut the kingdom's crude oil production by 5.7 million barrels per day, equivalent to half of the country's oil production and about 6 percent of world production.
Oil prices (Brent) on Monday rose 20% to $ 71.95 a barrel, the biggest percentage rise in 28 years, before falling after Saudi Arabia's announcement on Tuesday to restore production capacity.
On the military front, Saudi Arabia announced its accession to the International Alliance for the Safety and Protection of Maritime Navigation and the Safety of Maritime Corridors, an important step in the face of threatsIran for international navigation security, ensure global energy security.
The IOSCO's area of operation covers the Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Gulf.