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U.S. blames Iran for Saudi oil attack

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2019. Saudi Arabia took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities.

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Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2019. Saudi Arabia took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt...more

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2019. Saudi Arabia took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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A metal part of a damaged tank is seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. The kingdom sees the Sept. 14 strikes on its Khurais and Abqaiq facilities -- the worst attack on Gulf oil infrastructure since Iraq's Saddam Hussein torched Kuwaiti oilfields in 1991 -- as a test of global will to preserve international order.

REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

A metal part of a damaged tank is seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. The kingdom sees the Sept. 14 strikes on its Khurais and Abqaiq facilities -- the worst attack on Gulf oil infrastructure...more

A metal part of a damaged tank is seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. The kingdom sees the Sept. 14 strikes on its Khurais and Abqaiq facilities -- the worst attack on Gulf oil infrastructure since Iraq's Saddam Hussein torched Kuwaiti oilfields in 1991 -- as a test of global will to preserve international order. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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View of the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. Iran denies involvement in the attack, which initially halved oil output from Saudi Arabia, the world's largest petroleum exporter. Responsibility was claimed by Yemen's Houthi movement, an Iran-aligned group fighting a Saudi-led alliance in Yemen's four-year-old conflict.

REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

View of the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. Iran denies involvement in the attack, which initially halved oil output from Saudi Arabia, the world's largest petroleum exporter. Responsibility was...more

View of the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. Iran denies involvement in the attack, which initially halved oil output from Saudi Arabia, the world's largest petroleum exporter. Responsibility was claimed by Yemen's Houthi movement, an Iran-aligned group fighting a Saudi-led alliance in Yemen's four-year-old conflict. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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A view of the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. At Khurais, which the Saudi defense ministry says was hit by four missiles, Reuters reporters were shown repair work under way, with cranes erected around two burnt-out stabilization columns, which form part of oil-gas separation units, and melted pipes.

REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

A view of the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. At Khurais, which the Saudi defense ministry says was hit by four missiles, Reuters reporters were shown repair work under way, with cranes erected...more

A view of the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. At Khurais, which the Saudi defense ministry says was hit by four missiles, Reuters reporters were shown repair work under way, with cranes erected around two burnt-out stabilization columns, which form part of oil-gas separation units, and melted pipes. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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A hole in a damaged pipeline is seen at a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

A hole in a damaged pipeline is seen at a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

A hole in a damaged pipeline is seen at a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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A damaged pipeline is seen at a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

A damaged pipeline is seen at a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

A damaged pipeline is seen at a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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Workers fix a pipeline at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers fix a pipeline at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers fix a pipeline at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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A general view of the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

A general view of the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

A general view of the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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Workers repair the pipeline at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers repair the pipeline at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers repair the pipeline at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed

Workers are seen at the damaged site of a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi Arabia, September 20. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed
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Remains of missiles, which Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. 

REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Remains of missiles, which Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Remains of missiles, which Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. 

REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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A satellite image showing damage to Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released September 15. 

U.S. Government/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image showing damage to Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released September 15. U.S. Government/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image showing damage to Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released September 15. U.S. Government/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS
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Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. 
REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. 

REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 18. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia September 14. 

Planet Labs Inc/via REUTERS

A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia September 14. Planet Labs Inc/via REUTERS

A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia September 14. Planet Labs Inc/via REUTERS
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Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. via REUTERS

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. via REUTERS

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. via REUTERS
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A satellite image showing damage to Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released September 15. U.S. Government/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image showing damage to Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released September 15. U.S. Government/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image showing damage to Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released September 15. U.S. Government/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS
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Fires burn in the distance after a drone strike by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saudi company Aramco's oil processing facilities, in Buqayq, Saudi Arabia, September 14.  via REUTERS

Fires burn in the distance after a drone strike by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saudi company Aramco's oil processing facilities, in Buqayq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. via REUTERS

Fires burn in the distance after a drone strike by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saudi company Aramco's oil processing facilities, in Buqayq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. via REUTERS
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Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. REUTERS/Stringer
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A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Harad, Saudi Arabia, September 14. Planet Labs Inc/via REUTERS

A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Harad, Saudi Arabia, September 14. Planet Labs Inc/via REUTERS

A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Harad, Saudi Arabia, September 14. Planet Labs Inc/via REUTERS
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Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. REUTERS/Stringer
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Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14.  via REUTERS

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. via REUTERS

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. via REUTERS
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Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14. REUTERS/Stringer
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