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Saudi suspends oil supply to Bahrain after oil pipe explosion

IANS  |  Riyadh 

announced on Saturday the suspension of supply to after an pipe exploded in Bahrain, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Saudi fully supports Bahrain's energy sector in tackling such hostile attacks and is confident about Bahrain's capability of handling the situation, said a statement by Saudi's Energy Ministry.

The ministry also announced stricter security measures at all its sites.

Meanwhile, Saudi's National Oil Company Saudi Aramco confirmed that the suspension of oil supply to would be effective until the end of the investigation.

An oil pipe exploded in Buri village in on Friday night.

Bahrain's Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid Al Khalifa confirmed on Saturday that it was an act of vandalism and a serious terrorist crime meant to jeopardise the nation's interests and people's safety.

He blamed Iran while highlighting that the recent acts of terror in Bahrain were carried out through direct communication with, and orders from, Iran.



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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 00:52 IST