Morocco’s King condemns terror attacks on Saudi oil storage facility
King Mohammed VI has strongly condemned “the despicable and repeated” attacks targeting the “vital and civilian facilities” in Saudi Arabia.
In a message of solidarity sent to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Moroccan Sovereign said “he has followed, with strong condemnation, the news of the despicable and repeated attacks which target vital and civilian facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.
King Mohammed VI has also denounced these “cowardly subversive and terrorist acts”. After reiterating Morocco’s full solidarity with brotherly Saudi Arabia, the Moroccan Monarch affirmed that he “stands permanently by its side against these abject attempts which constitute not only an attack against the security of Saudi territories and citizens, but also a threat to the global energy security and supplies”.
Saudi authorities blamed the Iranian-backed Houthis for the drone and rocket attacks targeting oil giant Aramco’s petroleum products distribution station in Jeddah.
The Saudi energy ministry said Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the “sabotage attacks”, reiterating that it would not bear responsibility for any global oil supply disruptions resulting from such attacks.
The ministry slammed Iran for continuing to arm the Houthis with ballistic missiles and advanced drones, stressing that the attacks “would lead to impacting the Kingdom’s production capacity and its ability to fulfil its obligations to global markets”.
The attacks came as Jeddah was hosting the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Gulf and Arab countries, the Arab League, the OIC as well as Washington and several other capitals from around the world have all condemned this week’s multiple Houthi terrorist attacks on Saudi Arabia, including the latest one that struck an Aramco facility in Jeddah, which is clearly civilian infrastructure.
The attacks threaten the security of oil supplies, which have been under pressure globally because of the fallout of the Russia-Ukraine war.