- Title: Russia's Putin says no proof Iran was behind Saudi attacks
- Date: 2nd October 2019
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 2, 2019) (RUSSIAN POOL) VARIOUS OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN WALKING TO PANEL SESSION OF ENERGY FORUM, GREETING PARTICIPANTS AUDIENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "They (attacks similar to drone attack on Saudi oil facilities) do not deliver proper results to those who planned them, but instead do harm to the global economy, including the consumers. That is why we condemn it. However, we are against shifting the blame to Iran because there is no proof of that." SAUDI ENERGY MINISTER PRINCE ABDULAZIZ BIN SALMAN AMONG AUDIENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "Solving those issues (sanctions on Iran) has strong connection to the questions of global security. Shall Iran abide the principles of JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is a very acute question to the world's politics. But we strongly count on the agreements to be preserved, and in the end the situation around Iran to be normalised. In the end, it will benefit the world's energy security." SESSION IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "Russia remains a responsible member of OPEC+. We are sure that our collaboration will develop further, not only regarding oil production, but also close cooperation." CAMERAMEN / AUDIENCE
- Embargoed: 16th October 2019 13:16
- Keywords: OPEC OPEC+. Iran Iran nuclear deal Russia Opec oil production
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AZELYKN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday (October 2) that there was no evidence that Iran was responsible for an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure last month and that the United States had not presented any proof of Iran's role.
Last month's attack briefly reduced Saudi Arabia's oil output by half, causing a spike in oil prices, but Riyadh has been able to quickly restore production, calming the market.
Russia maintains close ties with both Iran and Saudi Arabia, and Putin on Wednesday credited the Moscow-Riyadh cooperation with stabilizing global energy prices.
(Production: Dmitry Turlyun)
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