Xi Jinping condemns attacks on Saudi Arabia refineries


BEIJING (Sputnik) – Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a conversation with the Saudi king, Salman bin Abdulaziz, condemned the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco refineries, China's central television reported.

"Xi Jinping stressed that China condemns attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure, it was a blow to the situation in the Persian Gulf and to the international energy market," says television.

It is added that Xi expressed the hope that a comprehensive and fair investigation of these incidents would be carried out and called for a further escalation of tensions.

The dialogue, according to clarifications, took place at the initiative of the King of Saudi Arabia, who described the situation around the attacks on the refineries of the Saudi Aramco company.
On September 14, Saudi Aramco refineries in the towns of Abqaiq and Khurais, in eastern Saudi Arabia, were subjected to an attack with drones and missiles, claimed by the Yemeni militias of the Houthis.
However, the United States and Saudi Arabia argue that behind the incident is Iran, which categorically rejects its involvement.

Saudi Aramco acknowledged that the attacks reduced its daily production by 5.7 million barrels, estimated at about 9.8 million barrels, but on September 17, Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al Saud declared that supplies of national oil already recovered the appropriate levels.

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