Saudi Arabia Confirms Drone Attack on Oil Refinery in Riyadh

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Friday confirmed an oil refinery in the capital city of Riyadh was attacked by a drone on Thursday, but petroleum supplies were not affected.

An official spokesman at the Ministry of Energy of the Kingdom in a statement said that the attack on “Riyadh Oil Refinery” resulted in a small fire that has been brought under control.

“The attack did not result in any injury or death nor was the supply of oil or its derivatives affected,” the statement added.

In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the spokesman stressed that the Kingdom strongly condemns this cowardly attack.

“The Kingdom asserts that such acts of sabotage and terrorism, repeatedly committed against vital installations and civilian facilities, do not target the Kingdom alone, but more broadly the security and stability of energy supply to the world, and thus negatively affecting the global economy,” the official added.

The spokesman renewed the Kingdom’s call to all nations and organizations of the world to stand together against such acts of sabotage and terrorism, and to stop all groups carrying out or supporting these attacks.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Houthi rebels in Yemen had previously carried out enormous missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia.

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