UPDATE 1-Saudi king says Aramco rapidly met international demand after assaults

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RIYADH, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman mentioned on Wednesday that the flexibility of Saudi Aramco to rapidly restore oil manufacturing capability after assaults on its amenities in September had confirmed the dominion’s capability to satisfy international demand throughout any scarcity.

In an annual tackle to the Shura Council advisory physique he reiterated that Saudi Arabia didn’t search conflict with Iran, which he blamed for the assaults, however mentioned the dominion wouldn’t hesitate to defend itself.

“Iranian weapons had been used on Abqaiq and Khurais,” he mentioned in ready remarks in reference to the amenities which had been attacked. He then praised the corporate for restoring manufacturing.

Iran has denied being behind the assaults which minimize greater than 5% of worldwide provide from the world’s largest crude exporter.

The king additionally referred to as on the worldwide neighborhood to cease Tehran’s nuclear and ballistic missile applications and regional intervention and mentioned it was time to cease the “chaos and destruction” generated by Iran, based on the remarks.

He additionally mentioned Saudi Arabia is looking for a political settlement in Yemen, the place the dominion is main a navy coalition battling the Iran-aligned Houthi motion, and {that a} latest settlement signed in Riyadh would open the door to broader peace talks. (Reporting by Stephen Kalin; Enhancing by Jan Harvey, William Maclean)

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