As U.S., Iran face off, Saudi Arabia scrambles to protect bulf oil
Saudi Arabia called for swift action Saturday to secure Gulf energy supplies.
The announcement came after the United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region.
According to Reuters, Thursday’s tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman exacerbated the antagonistic fallout from similar blasts in May that crippled four vessels.
Iran has denied any involvement in the attacks.