Saudi Arabia wants UN to play role against threat to oil security

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

25th Nov, 2020. 11:55 am
Saudi Oil

The Government of Saudi Arabia has urged the United Nations (UN) to play its role in stopping the threat to oil security.

According to the details, this comes after an oil facility in Jeddah was attacked by Houthi forces.  In a letter to the 15-member body, Saudi Ambassador to the UN Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said the Kingdom would “spare no efforts” to protect its territory and citizens.

“It has been identified that the Houthi militia, backed by Iran, is responsible for the terrorist attack,” Al-Mouallimi wrote in the letter.

On the other hand, while expressing concern over the attack, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said the Jeddah attack is a “reminder of the need to remain vigilant for threats to energy security.”

Saudi Aramco said earlier that a Houthi strike on its plant in Jeddah tore a hole in an oil tank, triggering an explosion and fire in another assault on the Kingdom’s energy infrastructure.

The roof of the tank suffered “major damage,” said Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, manager of the North Jeddah Bulk Plant.

Al-Ghamdi said distribution from the plant, which provides refined products including jet fuel to the country’s west, was restored within three hours even though the damaged tank — one of 13 — remained out of action.


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