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UPDATE 1-U.S. seeks U.N. action on Saudi attacks despite likely Russian opposition

(Adds Chinese Foreign Ministry comment)

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17 (Reuters) – A senior U.S. official on Tuesday called for a U.N. Security Council response to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities that the United States blames on Iran, but it was unclear what action he sought or whether Washington might secure Russian cooperation.

“We do see a role for the U.N. Security Council to play. Saudi was attacked and it would be appropriate for them to call upon the council. But we first need to gather the releasable information,” the senior U.S. official told reporters.

The official,…

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