The Ministry of Defense: An Aggression Attempt Against One Of The Petroleum Tank Farms In Ras Tanura Port, And Saudi Aramco Facilities in Dharan A Cowardly Terrorist Attempt To Target Global Energy Supplies And Security

الأحد 1442/7/23 هـ الموافق 2021/03/07 م واس
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Riyadh, March 7, 2021, SPA -- Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Ministry of Defense Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki
“In reference to the statement issued by the Ministry of Energy in regards to the failed attempted targeting of one of the Petroleum Tank Farms in Ras Tanura Port in the Eastern Province using a bomb-laden UAV that came from the sea, and the attempt to target Aramco facilities in Dhahran. Those failed attempts did not target the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s security and economic assets, but the core of global economy and its oil supplies, as well as the security of global energy.
The attacking bomb-laden UAV that came via the sea was intercepted and destroyed prior to reaching its target. The ballistic missile that was launched to target Aramco facilities in Dhahran was intercepted and destroyed as well. The interception resulted in scattered debris that fell in close proximity to civilians and civilian objects.
The Ministry of Defense will undertake all necessary, deterrent measures to safeguard its national assets in a manner that preserves the security of global energy, puts an end to these acts of terrorism, guarantees the security and stability of oil supplies, protects security of petroleum exports and safeguards freedom of shipping and international trade.”
--SPA
23:35 LOCAL TIME 20:35 GMT
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