September 26, 2019 / 8:00 PM / 20 days ago

Team from U.S., Europe, Saudi Arabia and U.N. to report on September 14 attack - U.S. official

FILE PHOTO: A metal part of a damaged tank is seen at the damaged site of Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed/File Photo

CAIRO (Reuters) - A team made up of representatives from the United States, Europe, Saudi Arabia and the United Nations will investigate the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi oil facilities, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker said on Thursday.

He also told Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV there are discussions with Europe about the possibility of forming a maritime alliance in the Gulf area.

Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Editing by Howard Goller

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