Kuwait oil sector heightens security

epa000477491 Kuwaiti security guards check a car enter the car park of the British Embassy in kuwait City, Saturday 09 July 2005. Nations around the world tightened security after a string of deadly bombings rocked London 07 Thursday 2005. EPA/RAED QUTENA

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Kuwait’s oil sector is on high alert and has raised its security to the highest level as a precautionary measure in the wake of the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.

Kuwait said it stands behind Saudi Arabia, condemning attacks last Saturday that struck the world’s biggest crude oil processing facility.

Kuwait’s armed forces said in a statement they had conducted air and naval drills on Wednesday as a measure to increase “combat readiness,” a day after putting forces on high alert.

Citing a circular, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Anbaa reported that the country’s oil sector was putting in place “all associated precautions” in line with the highest threat level.

The United States and Saudi Arabia have blamed the attack on Iran, which has denied responsibility. Saudi Arabia on Wednesday showed drone and missile debris it said amounted to undeniable evidence of Iranian aggression.


Via Reuters/KUNA


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