Two large Saudi Arabian oil plants were attacked with drones and missiles on September 14 2019!! It resulted to massive explosions of fires at the sites. The two facilities are owned and controlled by Saudi Aramco. This attack was one the most violent acts of aggression that have ever been witnessed in the region 🇸🇦 🔛 1️⃣ 2️⃣ .
At the time of the attack both sites were producing approximately five million barrels of oil per day – nearly half of Saudi Arabia’s total output!! The sudden and unexpected loss of this much oil sent shockwaves all the way through the global oil market sending prices rocketing and some analysts speculating prices could have gone as high as $100 per barrel had the attack not been stopped.
Immediately after the attack, it became apparent that the perpetrators were not from Saudi Arabia itself 🇸🇦. In fact the Saudi government quickly blamed Iran for being behind the attack with Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claiming responsibility 🇸🇦 🇾🇪 🇮🇷. This accusation was met with strong criticism from the Iranian government, who denied any involvement, and stated that they would never commit such a heinous act ️.
The United States was quick to back Saudi Arabia’s claim, stating that there was evidence that the attack was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran 🇸🇦 🔙 🇮🇷. ” This evidence included the type of weapons used in the attack, which were said to become Iranian-made drones and missiles . The US also claimed that the attack had been coordinated from Iran’s territory, making the country culpable for the attack 🇺🇸.
In response to this accusation, Iran threatened to retaliate with a major attack of its own. This prompted the US to deploy additional troops and equipment to Saudi Arabia in order to provide additional security and support 🇸🇦 🇺🇸.
Meanwhile, other countries around the world, for example the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, also expressed their support for Saudi Arabia, and condemned the attack. They also promised to investigate the incident and hold the responsible parties accountable .
Despite this powerful show of solidarity, the attack still had a major impact on the global oil market 🔛 ️. According to analysts the attack caused a “supply shock” that resulted in a sharp spike in the rate of oil ️. This is because the sudden loss of production from the two sites resulted in a significant decrease in the global supply of oil ️ 2️⃣.
Saudi Arabia is dependent heavily on oil exports for income so the attack caused significant economic losses 🇸🇦 🔛. According to analysts the attack could have resulted in a loss of revenue of up to $2B 🆙 ️.
In the months following the attack tensions between the US Saudi Arabia and Iran have remained high 🇸🇦 🇮🇷 🇺🇸. The US has continued to accuse Iran of being behind the attack, while Iran has continued to deny any involvement 🇮🇷 🇺🇸. The US has also vowed to respond with military action if Iran is found to get responsible 🇮🇷 🇺🇸.
Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, has been concentrating on repairing the damage brought on by the attack and has since restored production at the two sites, though it is still operating at a lower level than before, but it is still unclear if the country will have the ability to fully recover from the attack 🇸🇦 🔛 ️ 2️⃣.
In conclusion the attack on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on September 14th 2019 was one of the most devastating acts of aggression ever seen in the region 🇸🇦 🔛 2️⃣ 1️⃣. Despite powerful condemnation from countries around the world, the attack had a major impact on the global oil market and caused significant economic losses for Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 🔛 ️. Tensions between the US Saudi Arabia and Iran remain high and the future of the region is still uncertain 🇸🇦 🇮🇷 🇺🇸. ! .
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