Saudi cattle imports rise by 21 percent

A total of 1.1 million head of cattle were imported into the Kingdom during July. (AFP)
Updated 10 August 2019

Saudi cattle imports rise by 21 percent

  • A total of 1.1 million head of cattle were imported into the Kingdom during July

RIYADH: More than 4 million head of cattle were imported into Saudi Arabia through Jeddah Islamic Port in the first seven months of this year, the Saudi Ports Authority said.
This is an increase of 21 percent over the same period last year.
A total of 1.1 million head of cattle were imported into the Kingdom during July, an increase of 97.42 percent over the same month last year.
The authority provides facilities and services for relevant authorities to ensure the welfare of live cattle imports. Veterinary quarantines are carried out by the ports authority, Saudi Customs, and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.


Condemnation of attacks on Saudi Aramco oil plants continue

Updated 17 September 2019

Condemnation of attacks on Saudi Aramco oil plants continue

  • Bahraini King calls Saudi leadership

RIYADH: Condemnations of Saturday’s attack on Saudi Aramco oil installations continued on Monday, as the US pointed out Iran as the likely culprit behind the drone strikes that have dramatically escalated tensions in the region and triggered a record leap in global oil prices.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman both received calls from the King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain to condemn the attacks at Saudi oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper called the crown prince, who is also the defense minister, to affirm his country's full support for the Kingdom.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, “We will work with international partners to forge the widest and most effective response,” with a statement from his ministry saying the “UK remains committed to supporting the security of Saudi Arabia.”

India also slammed the attacks and reiterated the country’s “rejection of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” a foreign ministry spokesman said.

Official Spokesperson of the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric said in a statement that the Secretary General condemns Saturday's attacks on two Aramco oil plants.

The German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said, “Such an attack on civilian and vital infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not justified”.

— with SPA