|Posted by George Freund on September 16, 2019 at 4:30 PM|
Drone attacks sparked huge fires at Aramco oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia
Infernos raged at plant in Abqaiq, Bugayg, and country's second largest oilfield
Iran has dismissed US accusation it was behind the drone strike as 'meaningless'
Tehran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for attacks
By CHRIS DYER FOR MAILONLINE and ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 03:46 EDT, 15 September 2019 | UPDATED: 04:59 EDT, 15 September 2019
Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14
Iran's foreign ministry today dismissed US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations as 'meaningless', suggesting they were a pretext to retaliate against the Islamic republic.
Infernos raged at the plant in Abqaiq, Bugayg, and the country's second largest oilfield in Khurais yesterday morning after Tehran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a flurry of rockets.
Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen coming from the oil facility.
A military spokesperson for these Yemeni rebels, who are locked into a bloody civil war, claimed responsibility for the strike on Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant Aramco.
Saudi Arabia's energy minister has confirmed the attacks on its oil facilities on Saturday knocked out about 50 per cent of the country's production and said it will make up for some of the loss with oil stocks.
Sometimes David slays Goliath.
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