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France will send experts to Saudi Arabia to help investigate attacks against refineries

September 18, 2019

PARIS, Sep. 18 (Reuters / EP) –

The Government of France will send experts to collaborate on investigations into drone attacks carried out over the weekend against Saudi refineries and claimed by Yemeni Huthi rebels, as reported by the Gala Presidency.

The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, has transferred his firm condemnation to Saudi Arabia for the Huthi attacks against Saudi refineries, which have had a direct impact on the production of crude oil, and has assured the Saudi crown prince, Mohamed bin Salman, that France is committed to stability in the Middle East region.

“In response to the Saudi request, President Macron has confirmed to the crown prince that France will send experts to Saudi Arabia to participate in investigations to reveal the origin and types of attacks,” said the Elysee Palace.

Drone attacks against Saudi refineries, which have led to the suspension of half of the oil production in the desert kingdom, could undermine the attempts of French diplomacy to prevent a conflict between the United States, several Reuters have told Reuters diplomats after the French special envoy held talks in Saudi Arabia.