Iran rejects US’ claim it attacked Saudi oil facilities, warns it’s ready for war

Iran has rebuffed US accusations of launching a drone assaults that lower Saudi Arabia’s oil output in half. A senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander, in the meantime, has warned Washington that Tehran is ready for war.

Allegations that Iran was behind the drone assaults on Saudi oil services are “unsubstantiated” and false, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday. He additionally stated officers in Washington are accusing Iran so as to tarnish its picture on the world stage in preparation for “future actions” in opposition to Tehran.

The Americans adopted the ‘maximum pressure’ coverage in opposition to Iran, which, because of its failure, is leaning in direction of ‘maximum lies’

The Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed duty for sending 10 armed drones to hit two Saudi oil refineries on Saturday. The assaults triggered huge fires and different injury to the websites, which halved the dominion’s oil output.

The Houthis beforehand admitted to launching related drone and rocket assaults in opposition to Riyadh, a few of which have been directed at oil pumping stations. The Saudis have been waging a devastating aerial bombing marketing campaign in civil war-torn Yemen, the place they intervened in 2015 on behalf of ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, nonetheless, squarely blamed Iran. Senator Lindsey Graham even steered the US ought to reply by placing Tehran’s oil refineries.

The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, warned that Tehran is absolutely ready to retaliate if attacked.

“Everybody ought to know that each one American bases and their vessels in a distance of as much as 2,000 kilometers (from Iran) are throughout the vary of our missiles.”