June 13, 2019 / 7:16 PM / 2 months ago

Saudi Arabia says it will protect ports, regional waters after attacks on tankers

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, is seen after the OPEC 14th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 19, 2019. REUTERS/Waleed Ali/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih condemned on Thursday the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying Riyadh would take all necessary measures to protect its ports and regional waters, state news agency SPA reported.

Falih also called on the international community to take responsibility and protect international shipping lanes.

Reporting by Tuqa Khalid; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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