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'Impact of Saudi attacks will depend on how long it takes to restore facilities'

17 September 2019 7:40 AM
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University of Pretoria international law expert, Professor Danny Bradlow weighs in on the significance of the oil facility raid.

The worlds largest petroleum processing facility in Saudi Arabia was hit by drone attacks on Saturday.

Several projectiles struck two major plants which started a series of fires.

RELATED: No telling how high oil price could go if Saudi oil attacks continue - economist

The attacks have caused disruption to the global oil supply and the world is feeling the impact as oil prices reached four-month highs.

Bongani Bingwa talks to international law expert Danny Bradlow for insights into the significance of the attacks.

How big the impact of the attacks will be, depends on how long it takes to restore the facilities and what reserves the Saudis have to fill the gap.

Danny Bradlow , Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations - University of Pretoria

He says Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group has claimed responsibility for the Saudi attacks however, the United States is blaming Iran.

The Americans are claiming that they have the evidence to prove that it was the Iranians but that is not necessarily true and it could be either one of them.

Danny Bradlow , Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations - University of Pretoria

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17 September 2019 7:40 AM
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Saudi Arabia
oil facility attacks

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