9.17.2019

Attack on Saudi installations: This certainly seems to be Iran's


US President Donald Trump has said he believes Iran was behind the attacks on oil installations in Saudi Arabia.

He also said that the United States wants more evidence before deciding an action, but he hopes the risk of war can be avoided.

Saturday's attacks on Saudi oil company 'Aramco' installations in Saudi Arabia's capital Baghdad and Kyrgyz have also affected the world's largest oil refinery and where half of the company's production has been suspended. Global supply has declined by five percent.

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The United States blamed Iran for the attacks, and some photos were released on Monday as evidence of the claim, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denied the allegations and said that there was a backlash from the Yemeni public. has come.

Yemeni Yemeni rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Talking 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 the final determination as to who was responsible for the attacks.

"It certainly looks like it was Iran's job," he said.

It should be noted that where Saudi officials have stated that Iranian weapons were used in the attack, they have also avoided holding Iran directly responsible for the attacks.

President Trump said he was not quick to respond. "We have a lot of options and we will talk to the allies first."

"I don't want to get into a new dispute, but sometimes you have to face it," he said. It was a major 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 said that the situation arising after the attacks on oil installations in Saudi Arabia was alarming.

Hans Stoltenberg says the attacks will increase tensions in the region. He also accused Iran of "destabilizing" the region.

In an interview to the news agency AFP, he said, "We urge all parties not to allow such attacks again as they will have adverse effects on the entire region and we will have to make the situation worse." Is at risk. " But there is a serious concern. '

It, according to a statement issued by the Saudi Foreign Ministry late Monday, said that while initial investigations indicated that the weapons used in the attack were Iranian, it was not yet known where the attack took place. The investigation is ongoing.

Saudi officials also say 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.

The UN delegation in Yemen, Martin Gripps, told the Security Council on Monday that he had no idea exactly who was behind the attacks, but that it had 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.

'American evidence of Iran release' released
Earlier, the United States released some satellite imagery 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. Doubts, too.

Yemeni Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for Saturday's attacks, while Iran denies the allegations of involvement.

However, on condition of anonymity, US officials have told international media that after seeing the direction and extent of the attacks, doubts have been raised that the Houthi rebels were behind them.

US officials have told the New York Times that drones and missiles were used in attacks on oil-fired factories and oil wells in Buzak, but not all targeted their targets.

According to one 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 he is ready to take action against those responsible for the attacks, but he is looking forward to hearing from the Saudis who are behind the attack. Is. Was involved and how they want to move forward.

Iran's latest allegations against Iran have not been accessible, but Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif has already declared US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo's allegations "clearly fraudulent" that Tehran is behind the attacks. ۔ Was.
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