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Saudi king says attacks by Iran-backed groups threaten global oil supplies

On Friday, Salman convened emergency summits of Gulf and then Arab leaders to discuss drone strikes on oil installations in Saudi and attacks on four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers


Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Saturday that attacks on Saudi oil assets last month by Iran-backed groups are a threat to global oil supplies and regional security. "The drone attacks on Saudi oil pumping stations carried out by groups supported by Iran not only threaten the security of the kingdom and the Gulf, but also threaten maritime safety and global oil supplies," Salman said at an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in the Saudi city of Mecca. This is the third meeting of Arab leaders the king has held in Mecca this week. On Friday, Salman ...

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First Published: Sat, June 01 2019. 19:26 IST