Saudis threaten retaliation if Iranian harassment of oil assets continues #rsrh

Saudis Warn of Retaliation If Iran Continues to Intrude on Oil Facilities

"LONDON – Saudi Arabia has reportedly warned it will retaliate if Iran continues to intrude on the airspace and waters around its offshore oil facilities in the Persian Gulf, and reserves the right to retaliate, as Tehran’s firing at a U.S. drone last week raises concerns about an escalation in tensions in the region.

"Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the United Nations, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, has written to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about Iranian intrusions on its offshore oil facilities, the official Kuwait News Agency reported this week.

"’The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reserves its right to take any action it deems fit in order to protect its waters and oil installations, and holds the Iranian authorities fully responsible for all possible consequences,’ he wrote, according to the report.

"In the letter, the Saudi envoy said that in July an Iranian helicopter hovered several times over oil-rig sites in the Hasba field, and on another occasion two Iranian military launches intercepted and stopped a vessel belonging to a Saudi Aramco contractor in the Arabia field area."

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One Response to Saudis threaten retaliation if Iranian harassment of oil assets continues #rsrh

  1. dennism says:

    In other news, the US government has already retaliated by putting 1.6 million acres off limits to oil shale drilling.

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