U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. He denied the declaration of Yemen’s Houthi rebels who claimed responsibility for the attacks on two facilities of Aramco company, run by the state.
Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister said that the attacks reduced oil production by almost six million barrels a day, almost half of the country’s production. Political observers think that this is expected to have a significant impact on oil prices.
Saudi Arabia has led a military coalition, agreed by the West, to support the Yemeni Government while Iran supports Houthi rebels.