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Saudis Restart Oil Pipeline After Iran-Backed Rebel Attack

  • Attack heightened Gulf tension as U.S. targets Iran oil sales
  • Pipeline is main link from eastern oil fields to Red Sea port
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Saudi Arabia restarted its main cross-country oil pipeline after a drone attack by Iran-backed rebels that halted the link and escalated tensions in the world’s largest oil-exporting region.

Saudi Aramco resumed operations at the pipeline after a halt Tuesday, the state-run oil company said in an emailed statement. A drone attack claimed by Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen on Tuesday had targeted two pumping stations along the link, which crisscrosses the Arabian peninsula, carrying crude, natural gas and refined products.