Abu Dhabi (CNN Business) Coordinated strikes on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, among the world’s largest and most vital energy production centers, have destroyed about half of the kingdom’s oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil reserve.
Yemen’s Houthi revolutionary on Saturday took in charge of the attacks, saying 10 drones aimed state-owned Saudi Aramco oil provision in Abqaiq and Khurais, as claimed by the Houthi-run Al-Masirah news agency.
Yet prominent questions about the attacks endured unanswered. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attached the strikes straight on Iran, which backs the Houthi rebels. But he said there was “no proof regarding the attacks came from Yemen.”
Preceding demonstrations are that the attacks likely began from Iraq, a source with knowledge of the incident revealed to CNN. Iran flourishes a notable impact in southern Iraq, which is established much closer than Yemen to the affected Saudi sites.
“Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply,” Pompeo said in a Twitter post.
A spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, rejected the accusation that Tehran was behind the attacks, saying that “blind accusations and inappropriate comments in a diplomatic context are incomprehensible and meaningless.” Iraq denied that its territory was used to launch the attacks.