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The attack comes after Iran exceeded its enriched uranium stockpile to limit the nuclear deal.
Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on the international community to join him Saturday to join in the condemnation of Iran for drone attacks on the two Saudi oil facilities, which he described as “an unprecedented attack on the world energy supply.”
“Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia, while [President Hassan] Rouhani and [foreign Minister Mohammad] pretend Zarif, to engage, in diplomacy,” Pompeo tweeted, referring to the nation, the President and the foreign Minister. “… There is no evidence that the attacks came from the Yemen.”
Iran-supported Houthi rebels in Yemen’s tweet, the responsibility for the attack hours before Pompeo. The world’s largest oil-processing plant in Saudi Arabia and an important oil field have been affected, sparking fires huge on a vulnerable chokepoint for the world’s energy supply.
Attacks TARGET the WORLD’s Largest oil field PROCESSING FACILITY, SAUDI-OIL-DRONES-BOX; ATTACK CLAIMED BY an Iranian-BACKED REBELS
“The United States will work with our partners and allies, to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied and Iran is completed responsible for his aggression,” Pompeo.
According to several news reports quoted that ” unknown sources, the drone attacks are concerned, up to half of the deliveries from the world’s largest exporter of oil, although the output of the restore, within a matter of days. It remained unclear whether anyone was injured on the Abqaiq oil-processing facility and the Khurais oil field.
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, denounced Pompeo description of the attack, calling it an “irresponsible simplification.”
“The Saudis and the Houthis are at war. The Saudis are attacking the Houthis and the Houthis attack again. Iran supports the Houthis and was a bad actor, but it is not as easy as Houthis=Iran,” he added.
Saturday’s attack comes weeks after a similar drone attacks on the Kingdom’s oil infrastructure, but to have none of the previous strikes, rails, causing the same amount of damage. The attack is likely to powers, the tensions continue to increase over the Persian Gulf in the midst of an escalating crisis between the US and Iran over the unraveling of the nuclear deal with the world.
In a short speech aired by the Houthi-controlled Al-Masirah satellite news channel, a military spokesman Yahia Sarie said, the rebels started 10 drones after receiving the “intelligence” support from those in the interior of the Empire. He warned that attacks by the rebels would only get worse if the war continues.
To stop “is the only option for the Saudi government attack on us,” Sarie said.
The rebels of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, and other parts f of the Arab world to keep the poorest country. Since 2015, a Saudi-led coalition has struggled to return to the internationally recognized Yemeni government.
Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen, calling the strike “extremely worrying” and urged “all parties to prevent further incidents, which complicate a serious threat to regional security, the already fragile situation and endanger [the] UN-led political process.”
Trump named Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Wake of the drone strikes and the United States expressed their willingness to cooperate with the Kingdom in the promotion of security and stability, according to a press release from the Saudi Embassy in Washington. Trump said the recent attacks against Saudi government oil installations have a negative impact on the U.S. and global economy.
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The White house readout of the same call, said the President spoke to the Prince, “his support for Saudi Arabia in self-defense.
“The United States condemns today’s attack on critical energy infrastructure,” the White house statement added. “Violent actions against civilian areas and infrastructure is crucial for the global economy deepen, conflicts and mistrust. The government of the United States is monitoring the situation and remains committed to ensuring the world’s oil markets stable and well supplied.”
Fox News’ Jacqui Henry and The Associated Press contributed to this report.