UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — US Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said it was time for the US authorities to discuss the possibility of attacks on Iran’s oil facilities if Tehran “continues its provocations.”
Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of droning attacks on oil refineries in Saudi Arabia and promised to hold Tehran accountable, as well as provide reserves to stabilize the global oil market.
“It’s time for the US to put on the table an attack on Iran’s refineries if they continue their provocations or increase nuclear enrichment. Iran will not stop its bad behavior until the consequences become more real, such as an attack on their refineries enterprise, which will be a powerful blow to the regime,” Graham wrote on Twitter.
In turn, the Iranian Foreign Ministry called the accusations by Washington a lie. In turn, the commander of the military space forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh warned that two US bases and one American ship in the Middle East are under the gun of the Iranian military, which will be hit in case of military operations.
On Saturday night, fires occurred at two oil refineries in Saudi Arabia due to drone attacks.
They arose at enterprises owned by the state-owned oil and gas company Saudi Aramco in the districts of Abkaik in the east of the country and Khurais east of Riyadh. As a result, production of 5.7 million barrels of oil per day was suspended, which exceeds half the oil production in this country.
Houthis Yemeni rebels said that their fighters attacked their refineries with ten unmanned aerial vehicles.
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