UN experts en route to Saudi Arabia to investigate attack on oil facilities

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned of devastating consequences for the whole world in the event of a confrontation in the Persian Gulf
10:17, 19 September 2019
UN experts went to Saudi Arabia to investigate the attack on oil facilities. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres reported this, according to Anadolu.

"The experts, authorized by the Department of Political Affairs and Peace, will do their job in accordance with the mandate given to them by the Security Council," Guterres told reporters at a press conference.

According to UN Secretary General, the Saturday attack was a "dramatic escalation" in the Gulf region.

"As we see from the direct impact on the oil markets, if a serious confrontation occurs in the Persian Gulf, it will have devastating consequences for the region and the whole world," Guterresh said.

Riyadh informed that Iranian weapons were used in attacks on oil facilities.
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On September 18, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud options for joint action against Iran, which is suspected of organizing attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

On September 14, a fire occurred at one of the largest oil refineries of Saudi Aramco.

It was reported that two of the company's facilities in Abquaiq and Khurais were attacked using drones.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of assaults.

Tehran denies all allegations. Moreover, the commander of the Aerospace Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh threatened Washington with the possibility of a missile strike on US military bases in the Persian Gulf.
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