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US: Drones Came from Iran to Saudi Oil

Dubai – Masaader News

US identified locations in Iran from which drones and cruise missiles were launched against major Saudi oil facilities on Saturday, according to BBC.

Saudi air defences did not stop the drones and missiles because they were pointed southwards, to prevent attacks from Yemen, they added.

Iran denies involvement in the attacks, which disrupted global oil supplies.

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi rebels said they had launched the drones that struck the Abqaiq oil processing plant, the world’s largest, and the Khurais oilfield.

Oil prices soared 20% after the attacks, at one point reaching $71.95 (£57.53) a barrel. But they have since pared their gains as it appeared market disruption would not be as bad as feared.

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said he expected production to be fully back online by the end of the month, adding that half the production at the damaged facilities had already been restored.

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