(RT) – The weekend attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities was an “act of war” against Saudi Arabia for which Iran was responsible, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced upon his arrival in Jeddah for a working visit. Pompeo doubled down on US accusations that the attack was carried out by Iran, even though Saturday’s drone strike was claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been waging war since 2015. The Khurais oil field and the Aramco refinery at Abqaiq were struck on

Saturday, temporarily cripplingSaudi oil production. The Houthis said this was a reprisal for ongoing Saudi air raids in Yemen. The US, however, believes with “very high probability” that Iran actually carried out the attacks, using cruise missiles flying through Iraqi and Kuwaiti airspace, mainstream media outlets reported on Tuesday, quoting anonymous sources. Iran has rejected the accusations. Hesameddin Ashena, adviser to President Hassan Rouhani, called the Saudi Defense Ministry’s press conference about the strike a “media disaster” for Riyadh. READ MORE

 

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