‘Aramco operation changed regional equations against US, allies’

A senior official from the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah says Yemen’s military strike against Saudi Aramco’s oil processing plants has changed regional equations against the United States and its allies.

Sheikh Nabil Qaouq, the deputy chairman of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, made the remark on Sunday, more than a week after Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters conducted strikes on two of Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, in Abqaiq and Khurais.

The attacks led to a halt in about 50 percent of the Arab kingdom’s crude and gas production, causing a surge in oil prices.

Qaouq added that the operation against the Saudi oil facilities had ushered in a new era in the region, which he said was not favorable to the US and its regional client states.

“Saudi Arabia is in despair, because it has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to purchase weapons and gain US support, but all to no avail,” he said, adding, “The US administration is now embarrassed and distraught.”

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