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Germany: Berlin coordinating with London and Paris over Saudi oil attacks - FM Maas

0 18.09.2019 Инфо

W/S German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil arrive at press conference, Berlin
C/U Camera *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister (German): "About these attacks [on Saudi oil fields] meanwhile, the first information is available, which is being exchanged also with our authorities. We will stay in close dialogue about it with our partners France and Great Britain. We will have a close look at the data and will gather more information."
M/A Maas and Bassil shake hands as conference ends, Berlin
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany is coordinating with France and the UK over Saturday's drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The comment came as Maas was speaking at a press conference alongside Lebanese FM Gebran Bassil in Berlin, on Wednesday.
"We will have a close look at the data and will gather more information", he added.
The attacks, which hit Saudi Arabia's oil production, were claimed by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthis, who are at war with the Saudi-led coalition since 2015.
Meanwhile, they US accused Tehran of being behind for the assault, with Iran firmly denying any responsibility.