May 15, 2019– Mary Greeley News – The Bahraini Ministry of Interior said on Saturday that the fire that broke out in an oil pipeline near the village of Buri was a “terrorist attack”, while Bahrain’s foreign ministry accused Iran of trying to blow up the Saudi-Bahraini oil pipeline .
“The attempt to blow up the Saudi-Bahraini oil pipeline is a dangerous Iranian escalation aimed at terrorizing the citizens and damaging the world’s oil industry,” Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said in his official account on Twitter. “Iran is targeting all of us.”
The Bahraini Interior Ministry said in a statement that the civil defense elements, in cooperation with the security team of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), managed to extinguish the fire, which erupted on Friday evening after an explosion in an oil pipeline near the village of Buri, southwest of Manama.
Bahraini Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah al-Khalifa, who inspected the site of the fire, said that “the incident is a terrorist act and is intended to harm the supreme interests of the nation and the safety of the people.” Through direct contacts and guidance from Iran. ”
The Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Khalid bin Abdul Aziz Al-Faleh said that between 6:30 and 6:30 on Tuesday, two pumping stations were exposed to the East-West Pipeline, which transfers Saudi oil from the region’s oil fields East of the port of Yanbu on the west coast, was attacked by drone aircraft, resulting in a fire at station No. 8, which causing limited damage.
Saudi Aramco has stopped pumping in the pipeline, where the damage is being assessed and the station repaired to restore the pipeline and pumping to normal.
The Kingdom condemns this cowardly attack, and this recent terrorist and sabotage act in the Arabian Gulf against vital installations not only targets the Kingdom, but also targets the safety of the world’s energy supply and the global economy, and reaffirms the importance of addressing all sides. Terrorist organization carrying out such subversive activities, including the Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen.
In conclusion, Minister Al-Falih affirmed the continued production and exports of Saudi crude oil and products without interruption.
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