Unprecedented drone attack on Saudi oil supply brings Middle East closer to brink of war

The Independent - Sep 16, 2019

“It’s a clear escalation," said Eckart Woertz, a researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. "It’s serious. It’s not like attacks before where the effect was more symbolic. This facility is essential for all of the oil produced in Saudi Arabia. It all has to go through Abraig. This was quite a critical piece of infrastructure. That it was able to be hit in that way certainly leaves an impression on the markets”.

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