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U.S. Vows to Defend Saudi Arabia After Attack on Key Oil Site

Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura oil refinery and terminal in 2018.

Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura oil refinery and terminal in 2018.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The United States’ said its commitment to defend Saudi Arabia is “unwavering” after oil infrastructure in the kingdom came under missile and drone attack.

“The U.S. embassy condemns the recent Houthi attacks on the kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” the American mission in Riyadh said via Twitter. “The heinous attacks on civilians and vital infrastructure demonstrate their lack of respect for human life and their lack of interest in the pursuit of peace.”