Attack on Saudi installations: ‘It certainly seems to be Iran’s job.’
US President Donald Trump has said that it appears to be certain that Iran was behind the attacks on Saudi oil installations in Saudi Arabia.
He also said that the United States wants more evidence before deciding an action, but he is hopeful that the threat of war will be avoided.
Saturday’s attacks on Saudi oil company ‘Aramco’ installations in Baghdad and Kyrgyz, Saudi Arabia, have also affected the world’s largest oil refinery and where half of the company’s production has been suspended. Global supply has dropped by five percent.
The United States blamed Iran for the attacks, and some photos were released Monday as evidence of the claim, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denied the allegations and says that the Yemeni There is a response from the public.
Yemeni Yemeni rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, the US president said that Saudi Arabia is the key ally of the United States, ready to help, but will wait for a final determination as to who was responsible for the attacks.
“It certainly looks like it was Iran’s business,” he said.
It is to be noted that where Saudi authorities have stated that Iranian weapons were used in the attack, they have also refrained from holding Iran directly responsible for the attacks.
President Trump said he was not in a hurry to respond. “We have a lot of options and we will talk to the allies first.”
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“I don’t want to get into a new dispute but sometimes you have to,” he said. It was a huge attack and the answer could be far greater. “
The US President also said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would visit Saudi Arabia, but did not mention the details of the visit.
Earlier, the head of the NATO alliance in the North Atlantic states said that the situation arising after the attacks on oil installations in Saudi Arabia is alarming.
Hans Stoltenberg says the attacks will increase tensions in the region. He has also accused Iran of “destabilizing” the region.
In an interview to the news agency AFP, he said, “We demand from all sides not to allow such attacks again as they will have a negative impact on the entire region and we are in danger of worsening the situation.” But there is serious concern. ‘
This, according to a statement issued by the Saudi Foreign Ministry on Monday night, said that while preliminary investigations indicated that the weapons used in the attack were Iranian, investigations are still underway on where the attack took place.
Saudi officials also say that they will invite UN and other international experts to review ground facts and be part of the investigation.
According to him, Saudi Arabia will take appropriate measures based on the results of the investigation to ensure its security and stability.
United Nations delegation to Yemen, Martin Gripes, told the Security Council on Monday that they do not know exactly who is behind the attacks, but it has increased the chances of fighting in the region.
British Foreign Minister Dominic Robb also pointed to instability in the region, saying the attacks were a clear violation of international law.
Separate statements from the European Union and China have also raised concerns over the situation in the region.
‘US evidence of Iran release’ released
Earlier, the United States released some satellite images and secret information in support of Iran’s claim of involvement in the attack on Saudi oil installations, as well as doubts about Houthi rebels’ ability to carry out the attack.
Yemeni Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attacks on Saturday, while Iran denies the allegations of involvement.
However, on the condition of anonymity, US officials have told international media that after seeing the direction and extent of the attacks, suspicions have been raised that the Houthi rebels were behind them.
US officials, speaking to the New York Times, said that drones and missiles were used in attacks on oil-fired factories and oil wells in Bazak, but not all hit their targets.
According to an official, 19 targets were targeted at these locations and the attacks were carried out from the west and northwest, while Yemen is located south of Saudi Arabia.
In a tweet on Sunday, US President Donald Trump also said that the United States knows who the culprit is and that they are ready to take action against those responsible for the attacks, but they are waiting to hear from the Saudis who is behind the attack. Was involved and how they want to move forward.
Iran’s latest allegations against Iran have not been reachable, but Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif has already termed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s accusation “blatantly deceitful” that Tehran’s hand behind the attacks. Was.
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