Iranian leader says Saudi attacks were ‘warning’ from Yemenis

first_img whatsapp Wednesday 18 September 2019 9:23 am Read more: Saudi oil attack: How high could oil prices go after record-breaking rise? Iranian leader says Saudi attacks were ‘warning’ from Yemenis Iran this morning denied any involvement in a series of attacks on Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure over the weekend as the Saudis prepare to reveal “material evidence” of Tehran’s role. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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(Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images) “We don’t want conflict in the region … Who started the conflict? Not the Yemenis. It was Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, America, certain European countries and the Zionist regime which started the war in this region,” he said. At a press conference this afternoon, the government is set to unveil “material evidence and Iranian weapons proving the Iranian regime’s involvement in the terrorist attack.” Read more: Oil prices post record jump after attack on Saudi Arabia supplies Tensions have been ratcheting up in the Middle East around the vital Strait of Hormuz for months. International ships have been attacked and seized and an Iranian drone shot down by the US over the strait which is a chokepoint for a fifth of global oil supply. Read more: Oil prices plunge as Saudi production could come back online sooner than expected Oil markets held fairly steady this morning after days of fluctuation. After Monday’s sharp rise, yesterday prices fell 6.5 per cent after the Saudis said their production would be up and running again sooner than expected. 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However other countries have asked for proof that Iran is to blame. Japan’s defence minister today said that he had not seen evidence of the claims. August Graham A Saudi-led coalition has provided air support to Yemen’s ousted government since 2015. Share Relations between Washtington and Tehran, always tense, soured last year when US President Donald Trump ripped up a 2015 deal aimed to preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Saturday’s drone attacks on Saudi refineries knocked out half of the country’s oil production, pushing up global crude prices as much as 20 per cent on Monday. whatsapp Tags: Oil priceslast_img