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Erdogan calls for caution over accusing Iran of attacks on Saudi Arabia

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for caution over accusing Iran of involvement in attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, in an interview with Fox News.

“I don’t think it’s good to accuse Iran,” he said in the interview broadcast on Wednesday.

The September 14 attacks on Saudi oil giant Aramco have halved Saudi oil production and caused tension in the oil and regional markets.

Although the Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attacks, Riyadh, Washington, France, Germany and the United Kingdom blamed Tehran.

“We have to recognize the fact that the various parties in Yemen are launching attacks of this magnitude,” Erdogan said.

The Turkish president also criticized US sanctions against Iran, saying they had “never solved any problem.”

Erdogan denied his country had helped Iran bypass US sanctions in the past, denouncing what he said was “propaganda” aimed at his government.

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