Second attack on Gulf oil: Drones drop explosives on two Saudi oil pumping stations

“Two pumping stations on a major Saudi East-West oil pipeline were attacked by drones on Tuesday, May 14, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih stated, two days after two Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged outside Fujairah port in UAE Golf of Oman waters. This attack had drawn no international response after 48 hours. The minister called the attack by drones carrying explosives an act of terrorism that targeted global oil supplies. The two pumping stations belong to Saudi Aramco, forcing the state oil company to suspend operations to assess what Falih described as “limited damage.” The stations are situated in the Saudi cities of Afif and Dawadmi and are linked to a pipeline transporting oil from the eastern oilfields to the Red Sea port of Yanbu.

Earlier, a television station owned by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi insurgents claimed drone attacks on Saudi installations, without identifying the targets or time of the attacks.

The UAE has identified the four vessels sabotaged on Sunday as a very large crude carrier (VLCC) tanker Amjad and crude tanker Al Marzoqah, both owned by the Saudi shipping firm Bahri. The other two were the UAE-flagged fuel bunker barge A. Michel and the Norwegian-registered oil products tanker MT Andrew Victory. An unnamed US official said Tuesday that an initial assessment suggested that Iran was behind this attack, but there was no evidence of this as yet.

DEBKAfile adds: The second attack on essential Gulf oil infrastructure on the heels of the first took place in the absence of an international response to the sabotage of four oil tankers outside Fujairah port on Sunday. US officials even tried to play the event down. While the first attack, which was more of a warning than seriously damaging, was carried out by Iran’s elite Al Qods special forces, the second was claimed by Yemeni Houthis. Last December, these Yemeni insurgents used an explosive drone supplied by Iran to bomb a government parade and kill a large number of pro-Saudi officers and men. Then, military experts warned that this new Iranian device, after proving its worth as a precise weapon in Yemen, was ready for use against other Iranian targets, including US forces in the region and Israel.

Both targets, the new Fujairah pipeline project and the Saudi East-West pipeline, were designed to bypass the Strait of Hormuz which is controlled by Iran. Tehran’s two attacks this week were both in response to US sanctions on its oil experts and a demonstration of its many resources for causing damage to the Gulf’s entire energy industry and disrupting all its export routes to international markets.

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48 thoughts on “Second attack on Gulf oil: Drones drop explosives on two Saudi oil pumping stations

  • May 14, 2019 @ 16:00 at 16:00

    the only war that bringpeace is the war of destruction !!!! destroy the houthis until the last one even the houthis civilians must be targeted . comb all the area where they live

    • May 14, 2019 @ 16:57 at 16:57

      Orvalian —make war to bring peace. It does not apply though to USA and Israel , that lost one submarine .

      • May 14, 2019 @ 17:39 at 17:39

        The Iranians have found the sift underbelly of their Sunni enemy – the oil and gas installations, transportation and infrastructure underpinning the trillions of oil revenues. Guess what? The Iranians have the same kind of installations and they are just as vulnerable. I wonder what the Gulf states are waiting for. I would recommend the Saudis not wait for their US mercenaries to act on their behalf but to go after Iran themselves to prevent more attacks on the energy sector.

        • May 14, 2019 @ 18:04 at 18:04

          they need to play Iran’s game and use proxy groups.

          • May 14, 2019 @ 18:17 at 18:17






            Just like alCIAda. Just ask USAma.

            Virginal Zionist medics have been providing succor to them for years in the Stolen Golan.

            You know this…. man.

        • May 14, 2019 @ 20:37 at 20:37

          It could be a third party wanting to create conflict. Who would benefit from a Iranian-Saudi-US war? Russia, for one; oil prices would go up. But who knows?

    • May 14, 2019 @ 17:41 at 17:41

      After 4 years Uncle Sam’s little alliance can’t overthrow the poorest nation in the hemisphere! What a bunch of losers.

      All they have to show for their failure is war crimes and international humiliation!

      • May 14, 2019 @ 18:32 at 18:32

        the muslim pigs will be destroyed

        • May 14, 2019 @ 20:03 at 20:03

          Oh JOY! Extra pigs!! I sure hope that the Saud family’s piggies will take me from behind before their untimely death(s).

          It’s the only thing that can alleviate my abject terror when Hamas fires a few dozen bottle rockets.


      • May 15, 2019 @ 0:25 at 0:25

        Its in the hands of Allah, and he must really hate muslims

        • May 15, 2019 @ 8:19 at 8:19

          LISTEN, REMEMBER, AND BELIEVE – 2019 is the Year of the Earth Pig; will leave us with less 2 pigs on the face of the Earth: Khamenei and Abbas

    • May 17, 2019 @ 1:58 at 1:58

      @ANOYM -Treble your meds, then take a short walk off a long pier.

  • May 14, 2019 @ 16:18 at 16:18

    Debka is wrong a response is and has been planned it is in progress and Iran is really going to pay,Whats coming is to be a real display of overwhelming force .

    • May 14, 2019 @ 23:18 at 23:18

      I hope the Gay Persians do to the Tranny Ayatoolas what they did to Gay Persians.

      Construction Cranes decorated with hanging yatoolahs.

      • May 15, 2019 @ 7:43 at 7:43

        Your antisemitic idol imposed a pink triangle.

  • May 14, 2019 @ 16:24 at 16:24

    where are the patriots ?

    Attack carried out 800km far from border , deep in Saudi Arabia territory near the capital Riad
    The Saudi/US radar was not able to intercept the drones,
    it flies 800km through enemy land

    I hope the israel has better Radar system , otherwise they are doomed

    • May 14, 2019 @ 17:52 at 17:52

      Two can play that game and USA has the better Drones!

      • May 17, 2019 @ 2:04 at 2:04

        @GingerST001 – Unfortunately the Iranians have learned to hi-jack and land the US drones intact and then copy them and send them back with Iranian colors on the side and a couple of missiles attached…

    • May 14, 2019 @ 18:54 at 18:54

      Is the US building a casus-belis?

      • May 14, 2019 @ 21:35 at 21:35

        Yes the response is going to be disproportionate .

  • May 14, 2019 @ 17:04 at 17:04

    Wait for the response. America will never dissapoint you.

    • May 14, 2019 @ 17:09 at 17:09

      the best response should be, if the American was able to deliver better radar system to saudi
      obviously they can not

      that ias not the firat attack of Houtihs to Saudi

      • May 14, 2019 @ 21:37 at 21:37

        who said SA did not see it,You cant purge your enemy from the earth without a good excuse

  • May 14, 2019 @ 17:30 at 17:30

    No response yet?Or waiting for strike 3? Time to teach the Mullahs a lesson.Long overdue.

    • May 14, 2019 @ 17:43 at 17:43

      Shah Guido is on the way!

      Plumpeo, capable of turning himself in to a blimp, is floating there too.

      • May 14, 2019 @ 19:24 at 19:24

        The answer is coming, don’t worry about.

  • May 14, 2019 @ 17:34 at 17:34

    The Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is going to get a spanking. The Americans have been patiently waiting for the right time to deliver the payback for all of the pain and woe that that this idiot and his predecessors have been responsible for. Go Yanks.

    • May 14, 2019 @ 17:49 at 17:49

      هدفدرست است
      Aahih Aistihdaf Alsiyn

      من الذى
      فوائد ?
      “min aldhaa fawayid”
      “Cui bono”?
      Who Is The Benefits!

      وحده !
      anfusina wahdah !
      Ourselves Alone!

      بلاد فارس
      ‘amrika nft ‘asear lays bilad faris!
      amrika oleum pretium non Persia!

      • May 15, 2019 @ 6:34 at 6:34

        Propoganda getting deep

  • May 14, 2019 @ 17:36 at 17:36

    Can’t Mossad afford cameras? You don’t even have to develop the film!

    Are welfare checks bouncing?

    • May 15, 2019 @ 0:09 at 0:09

      @weaker:people of your type are sucking the welfare checks ,they have been parasites for centuries

      • May 15, 2019 @ 0:46 at 0:46

        What type is that? Real parasites backstop their worthless Satanic paper with other peoples’ oil.

        Is your name an homage to infinite SS officer Reinhard Heydrich? That would explain a great deal.

  • May 14, 2019 @ 19:27 at 19:27

    I’m amazed by the freedom of expression here …

  • May 14, 2019 @ 19:51 at 19:51

    See: Gulf of Tonkin

    • May 14, 2019 @ 19:55 at 19:55

      golf od tonkin in middle of the saudi desert

  • May 14, 2019 @ 22:16 at 22:16

    Declaration of war, 2nd time. Where are the fk coward saudis

  • May 14, 2019 @ 22:56 at 22:56

    There is no logical reason for Iran to do this. Iran would be better off with an all out attack to destroy the 5th fleet and the airbase at Qatar( it wouldn’t be difficult. after all the real target is the Golan with Turkey. Probably occur after July. Israel is pushing the U.S. to fight its battles.

    • May 14, 2019 @ 23:08 at 23:08

      Israel does not need the U.S. to fight its battles. Iseael does not need any other nation to fight its battles. Israel fights its battles and has support. Israel fights to the death Israel fights for Good and Justice. Iran fights for evil, for selfish reasons, to hurt and murder innocent people! Weak nations like Iran have to use force because their society 8s based on fear and evil! Without threatening their own people no one would support their evil regime but their lives are threatened by evil Natzi monsters!

      • May 15, 2019 @ 0:18 at 0:18

        Indeed they must go ! Since the 1948 Independence War, Israel fought all its own battles, adhering to the highest military moral code ! Incredible ingenuity, heroism and Divine Help were on the Jewish state side !

      • May 15, 2019 @ 8:06 at 8:06

        I agree that Israel doesn’t need the USA’s military to fight in it’s place. The IDF can do the job if they are let loose to win. BUT – the USA has national security interests in the MidEast – both financial, political and military…….and needs to protect those interests – with America’s interests the first consideration.

    • May 15, 2019 @ 0:11 at 0:11

      farmer brown;what comes out of your mouth is brown,what is it

  • May 15, 2019 @ 0:54 at 0:54

    Mandelblit has Netanyahu in a headlock – he’s forcing Netanyahu to accept the indictments he has prepared for him and the whole world reads the writing on the wall

    Even if Netanyahu forces his way into office, with some increasingly fantastical coalition, nothing has been solved and Israel has just slid into it’s next catastrophe with with a Kahanist government annexing the West Bank and other crimes against humanity, according to all law, Geneva, and the UN. America is rising up to stop Bolton’s ‘Netanyahu Rescue Mission’, with Trump (and Bolton) being drug under with Netanyahu. Splendid

    • May 15, 2019 @ 0:56 at 0:56

      Surfacing and outing of the Israel Lobby, Netanyahu, and Bolton is just pure magic! Everyone sees them and that’s what changes their consciousness

    • May 15, 2019 @ 7:36 at 7:36

      Kahana was right if you had a brain you would admit it! You accuse Israel of crimes against humanity for annexing land That the Creator of The World has given to Israel! Furthermore even though Israel is endangered species with only one state smaller than New York which we finally obtained in 1948 after surviving the Holocaust and running for our lives with barely any skin or flesh left in our bones and yet the majority of the Muslim World with about 50 countries feel that we should not have any land. I mean stop stealing Israel’s land, stop being Islamic Supremacists, and stop engaging in Natzi style propaganda and learn to be satisfied with what you have Muslims have so much Land that they need to steal ours as well! Is gluttony, lying, stealing, propaganda, and terror desirable traits for Muslim People? I hope not stop attacking Israel many real Muslims non natzis are also aware of how evil terrorists are since they could not care about their own fellow Muslims blood who they think is less red than their own.
      .. are getting Human Rights violations, human rights violations the Muslims accuse Israel of is exactly what they are guilty of trying to exterminate the Jewish People before the Holocaust, during the Holocaust and ever since! Some people have no shame! You are one! Repent and ask forgiveness from The People of Israel and The Jewish People and do yourself a favor think before you speak! I hope your children and family wont be ashamed of you for your evil. We will all be proud of you if you research the truth and change your ways! It is never to late!

  • May 15, 2019 @ 1:00 at 1:00

    The unredacted Mueller Report on the Netanyahu-Kushner encryption/conspiracy over UN 2334 is going to be used by everyone set on stopping this Clean Break War on Iran

    Once Netanyahu is busted in the US over UN 2334 it will be much easier for Mandelblit and the courts to remove Netanyahu. The time to unloose the Mueller Report on Netanyahu is now

    • May 15, 2019 @ 1:44 at 1:44

      Mueller from the 9/11 report will disclose such a thing ?
      If so I’ll be amazed, but not surprised to see U.N. and U.S. crumble in the following days …

      Félix GARCIA

    • May 15, 2019 @ 1:52 at 1:52

      The US needs to destroy Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. The embargo of Iranian oil is to provoke Iran’s proxies to terror actions. It worked. It makes absolutely no difference who runs Israel and whether Bolton and Kushner have any say on this matter. Regime change in Iran will stop North Korea’s nuclear weapons’ funding i.e. war with Iran is cheaper than an Iron Dome over US West Coast.

  • May 15, 2019 @ 5:37 at 5:37

    One Year To The Bomb

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