Saudi vows response to oil attacks ‘aggression’ Sep 22, 2019 0 323 12345 Cairo: Saudi Arabia on Saturday vowed to take “appropriate measures” in response to last weekend’s attacks on its oil facilities that the kingdom blamed on Iran. Yemen’s Iran-linked Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the September 14 drone and missile attacks on two major Saudi oil facilities in the eastern province of Buqyaq. But Riyadh and Washington have said that Iran was behind the strikes, which at least initially put a halt to about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil output. Tehran denies involvement. On Saturday, the Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, reiterated his accusations against Iran.“We are holding Iran responsible for this criminal act,” al-Jubeir said at a televised press conference in the capital Riyadh. “When investigations [into the attacks] are complete, we will take the appropriate measures to deal with this aggression,” he said. “We have asked the United Nations to send experts to participate in investigations,” al-Jubeir added. (dpa) RELATED ARTICLES Iran issues warning as US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia Sep 22, 2019 0 1584 Hundreds of protesters call for Egypt President Sisi to step down Sep 22, 2019 0 362 Hong Kong police, protesters clash in 16th weekend of rallies Sep 22, 2019 0 648 Somali pirates release Iranian held hostage since 2015 Nairobi: An Iranian held for more than four years by Somali pirates has been released, a humanitarian organization that helps hostages said on Saturday. Mohammad Sharif Panahandeh was a crew member on the FV Siraj, an .. Rights group urges restraint after protests against Sissi dpa Cairo An international rights group has called on Egyptian authorities to protect the right to peaceful protest and to immediately release those detained, hours after the country saw rare protests against .. Second drone downed in 48 hours over south Syria, says Damascus AFP Damascus A drone was shot down on Saturday in Quneitra province in southern Syria, the second such incident in 48 hours, state media said. Authorities “dismantled a drone” after it was shot down on the edge of Jaba .. Nigeria rejects United Nations report on violence Abuja: Nigeria on Friday rejected the findings of a UN report on violence in the country accusing it of simply blaming the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. “While we agree that the violence in Nigeria, or in any .. Ready for Syria operation ahead of Trump talks, says Turkey’s Erdogan Ankara: Turkey’s preparations on the border with Syria ahead of a possible operation have been completed, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday ahead of talks with US counterpart Donald Trump. “Our ..