UAE condemns attack on Saudi oil pipeline

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The UAE has strongly condemned the drone attacks on an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has termed it a “cowardly act of terrorism and sabotage” aimed at undermining the safety of global energy supplies.

In a statement, it reaffirmed the UAE’s support for the Kingdom’s efforts to protect its facilities and natural resources.

The ministry has also urged the international community to take further steps to deal with terrorist acts that destabilise the region.

According to Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid Al Falih, armed drones targeted two pumping stations on a pipeline running between the Eastern Province and Yanbu Port, on Tuesday morning.

The attack sparked a fire that caused minor damage to one of the stations, but it was quickly brought under control.

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