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Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia. Image Credit: Reuters

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on two Aramco factories in Abqaiq and Khurais provinces in Saudi Arabia, which led to two controlled fires.

On Saturday, the UAE issued a statement denouncing this act of terrorism and sabotage, which is yet another evidence of terrorist groups' attempts to undermine security and stability in the region.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reiterated the UAE's full solidarity with Saudi Arabia against any threat to its security and stability, reaffirming its support to all measures taken by Saudi Arabia to maintain its security and the safety of its citizens and residents.

The statement added that the security of the UAE and Saudi Arabia are indivisible and that any threat faced by Saudi Arabia is considered a threat to the security and stability of the UAE.


The Arab Coalition said that investigations are ongoing to identify the perpetrators of the terrorist attacks.

“Based on joint initial investigations with relevant authorities on operational evidence and indicators as well as physical evidence in the locations of the terrorist attack, the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition affirms that the investigations are ongoing to determine the parties responsible for planning and executing these terrorist attacks,” Arab Coalition Spokesperson Colonel Turki Al Maliki said in a statement.

Al Maliki added in the statement that the Arab Coalition “continues to adopt and implement necessary procedures to deal with such terrorist threats to safeguard national assets, international energy security and ensure the stability of world economy.”

Saudi 'willing and able' to respond to attacks, crown prince tells Trump

In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's crown prince told US President Donald Trump on Saturday the kingdom was "willing and able" to respond to the latest attacks by Yemeni rebels on its oil facilities, state media reported.

"The kingdom is willing and able to confront and deal with this terrorist aggression," Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Trump during a phone call, referring to Yemen's Houthi rebels, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

(With reports from AFP)