On Tuesday, in a cabinet meeting, King Salman assured the ability of Saudi Arabia to deal with the consequences of attacks that hit the Kingdom on Saturday. He said, “These attacks are not aimed at the vital facilities of Saudi Arabia only, but also threaten the global economy.”
During his speech, King Salman expressed his appreciation for the leaders of countries, state officials, regional and international organizations and all those who expressed condemnation of the attack that targeted two Aramco facilities.
After the meeting, a statement was issued, Saudi Arabia’s council of ministers said the Cabinet had reviewed the damage caused by the attacks on Aramco installations, and it called on world governments to confront the culprits “regardless of their origin”.
The Cabinet further added that it will defend its territories and vital facilities after the devastating attacks on two Aramco sites slashed the kingdom’s oil output by half.
The Cabinet said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, the Kingdom “is able to respond to such acts”. It further stated that the energy minister of the country has briefed King Salman about the “grave” impacts of the attacks.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday. It had sparked huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world’s largest exporter of oil.