Ability and Action
A strong Arab and international reaction will be followed by other reactions to the cowardly terrorist attack that took place yesterday morning on two Saudi Aramco labs in Abqaiq and Khurais oilfield. Certainly the Kingdom is concerned in the first place because the sinful attack targeted its lands and oil facilities. It primarily concerns the Kingdom as the attack targeted its territory and oil facilities, but also concerns the whole world as a terrorist action that targeted the Kingdom as an active member of the international community with all its political and economic weight, and the leadership of the Islamic world, as well as the importance of the energy sector as very vital to the global economy.
The Kingdom has the ability to defend itself as the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques - Allah protect him - stressed the Kingdom's ability to combat such a cowardly terrorist attack and deal with its effects, as stated in his contact with the Jordanian King.
In his phone call with the US President, the Crown Prince also asserted that the Kingdom has the will and ability to confront this terrorist aggression and deal with it. Thankfully, the Kingdom has the ability to defend itself against any threats to its territories and people with full might.
The spokesman for the Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen announced: "According to the preliminary joint investigations with the relevant authorities based on operational and physical indicators and evidence of the locations of the terrorist attack, the leadership of the Coalition's joint forces confirms that investigations are still ongoing to identify those bodies responsible for planning and carrying out such terrorist attacks."
This announcement indicates that there are intensive efforts to identify the perpetrators of the terrorist attack and those backing them. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: "Iran is behind the attack on the two Saudi Aramco oil refiners, questioning that the Houthis would claim responsibility for the attack". He added that Iran is responsible for most of the terrorist acts in the region, a matter that is known to everyone, but it persists with it directly or indirectly through its proxies, and that persistence cannot continue endlessly.