Falih: Recent Attacks Haven’t Affected Us

Sunday, 19 May, 2019 - 17:15
Asharq Al-Awsat

Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that recent attacks on Saudi energy assets have not affected his country's oil output.

“Although it has not affected our supplies, such acts of terrorism are deplorable," Falih said. "They threaten uninterrupted supplies of energy to the world and put a global economy that is already facing headwinds at further risk."

Four commercial ships were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last Sunday, and two days later drones attacked oil installations west of the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Iran-backed Houthi militias have claimed the attack in Saudi Arabia.

Falih called on Saudi Arabia's partners to condemn the attacks.

He was speaking in Jeddah ahead of a ministerial panel meeting of top OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers.

The minister recommended "gently" driving oil inventories down at a time of plentiful global supplies.

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