Pak condemns drone strikes on Saudi Arabias oil facility

US team suggests Iran behind ship sabotage

"These attacks prove again that it is important for us to face terrorist entities, including the Houthi militias in Yemen that are backed by Iran", Mr Falih said, calling the attack an "act of terrorism" that targeted the world's global oil supply.

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Al-Falih condemned the latest attacks, along with the Sunday attacks against four ships including two Saudi oil vessels near the port of Fujairah, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for attempting to destabilize the worldwide energy supply.

Oil prices rose over 1% on Tuesday after top exporter Saudi Arabia said explosive-laden drones launched by a Yemeni-armed movement aligned to Iran had attacked facilities belonging to state oil company Aramco.

The oil-pumping stations targeted Tuesday are more than 500 miles from Saudi Arabia's southern border with Yemen, in the greater region of the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

Fighter jets of the Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen carried out airstrikes on a Houthi camp, killing insurgents and destroying combat vehicles, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

France is one of Saudi Arabia's main arms' suppliers but has also faced increasing domestic pressure to review that trade relationship as the human cost of Yemen's war has risen.

Saudi Arabia said its two tankers suffered "significant damage" but there was no oil spill. The terror cell had received instructions from a Syria-based intermediary in Syria.

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US crude stocks rose unexpectedly last week, while gasoline stockpiles decreased and distillate inventories rose, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. A supply-disruption could also lead the United States to boost its oil output, he said.

In Washington, Trump told reporters he would "absolutely" be willing to send troops to the Mideast, but he's not planned for that and hopefully won't have to plan for that.

The United States also is deploying an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers into the region in response to the still-unspecified Iran threat, further ramping up tensions a year after President Donald Trump withdrew America from Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. "Houthis tried to appear non-violent in front of the world and that they are supporting peace through announcing unilateral withdrawal from Hodeidah's ports just two days ago", said Ibrahim. The U.S. has recently warned ships that "Iran or its proxies" could be targeting maritime traffic in the region.

Satellite images obtained Tuesday by the AP showed no visible damage to the vessels, and Gulf officials have refused to say who they suspected was responsible.

A UAE government official said the Saudi oil tankers Al-Marzoqah and Amjad were attacked off the emirate of Fujairah along with the Norwegian tanker Andrea Victory and an Emirati ship, the A. Michel.

Experts from France, the United States and Norway are said to be assisting with the investigation into the tanker attacks.

USA national security agencies believe proxies sympathetic to or working for Iran may have been behind it, a US official has said.

Also Tuesday, Spain temporarily pulled one of its frigates that was part of a USA -led fleet from near the Persian Gulf because of the mounting tensions.

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