OIC ministers condemn strike on Saudi oil network

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Foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meet in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Sunday. OIC ministers condemned a drone attack against Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, a statement said Sunday, a day after the strike which the US has blamed on Iran. — AFP

JEDDAH — Foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Sunday condemned a drone attack against Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure which the US has blamed on Iran.

The OIC, a 57-member pan-Islamic body, had originally called to respond to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge to annex part of the West Bank.

Instead, a statement from the group's Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen, a former minister of social affairs, focused on the assault on the oil facilities.

"The ministers expressed their condemnation of this terrorist attack and welcomed statements from regional and international organizations which have rejected this aggression designed to destabilize Saudi Arabia," he said in a statement released by Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The ministers also expressed their solidarity with Saudi Arabia and their support for "the measures it has taken to deal with terrorism and to preserve its security and stability", he added. — AFP


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