Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Saturday that “the Aramco attacks were undertaken with Iranian weapons and for this reason we hold Iran accountable for them.”
In a press conference held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, al-Jubeir said that the Sept. 14 attacks on Aramco facilities were also targeting global energy security.
“The attack on energy supplies to global markets negatively affects every country in the world, therefore, more than 80 countries condemned this attack,” al-Jubeir added.
He added that the Kingdom is in consultations with allies and friends to decide the next steps, and awaiting results of investigation.
“We are certain that the attacks did not come from Yemen but from the north,” said al-Jubeir.
“The Kingdom is conducting preliminary investigations and confirm that the weapons used are Iran, and we asked the United Nations to send experts to contribute to this investigation, as well as other countries involved in the investigation,” al-Jubeir added, declining to speculate about specific actions.
On Iran’s destabilizing role in the region, al-Jubeir said that “Iran recruits citizens from the region to use them against their countries.”
Al-Jubeir said that “As long as Iran continues its aggressive approach in support of terrorism, the world will isolates Iran and imposes further sanctions on it for these reasons.”
“The Kingdom, unlike Iran, has not fired a missile, a drone, or a bullet towards Iran. This demonstrates that we seek for good as they seek evil,” said al-Jubeir.
He added that “The international community has a great responsibility to curb Iranian acts of sabotage and destructive policies that shake the security and stability of the region and the world.”
“The Kingdom is quite keen on its security, the security of its facilities and the security of its citizens and residents,” added al-Jubeir.
Regarding the maritime security in the region, al-Jubeir said: “We are cooperating with the United States to ensure freedom of navigation in the Arabian Gulf.”