Saudi Arabia And Iran Spar Over Pipeline Attack Claims

On 1 March, Iran’s state-owned Press TV carried a sensational story of “an explosion in Saudi Arabian city of Awamiyah in the east of the kingdom which destroyed the pipelines feeding one of the most important oil hubs in the world.” According to the story, “Oil prices have soared to their highest level in the past ten months.” The Press TV report referred to a fire on a pipeline linking Saudi Arabia’s largest refinery in Abqaiq to its major oil port in Ras Tanura in the Persian Gulf. According to the Iranian…

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