Iran called Houthis self-defense attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Iran continues to criticize Saudi Arabia for military operations against Hussite rebels in Yemen and justify the attack on oil facilities by Saudi Aramco, considering it a defensive action, Mehr reports.

“We consider these measures to be defensive actions against the aggressor,” the agency quoted Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying that “Iran will always provide its spiritual and political support to the Yemenis.”

Earlier it was reported that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, called an act of war an attack on the oil facilities of the Saudi company Saudi Aramco. He also called on the world community to restrain Iran, because otherwise there will be a “further escalation that will threaten world interests.”

On the night of September 14, Saudi Aramco enterprises were attacked by drones.

In particular, a large oil refining complex in the east of the country was damaged, which is why oil production in Saudi Arabia was halved – by 5.7 million barrels per day.

The Yemeni Hussite rebels claimed responsibility for the attack, but the United States doubted their involvement and blamed Iran for the attack. Tehran rejects these allegations.


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