Saudi Arabia is blaming Iran for the attacks on Aramco oil facilities over the weekend. In a press conference Monday, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Turki al-Mlki, said evidence shows the weapons used in those attacks were linked to Iran.
Al-Mlki refuted earlier claims of responsibility from the Houthi rebels, saying “initial findings show the terrorist attack did not originate from Yemeni territories.” The official said the Houthis are just a “tool” used by Iran.
“These militia are merely tools in the hands of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard; vehicles used to further the agenda and requirements of the Revolutionary Guard and the Iranian terrorist regime,” he explained.
The spokesman went on to say, “this cowardly act largely targets the global economy and not Saudi Arabia.”
The U.S. has also blamed Iran, saying satellite images show the attacks did not originate in Yemen.
In a tweet Monday, President Trump pointed out when Iran shot down a U.S. drone they said it was in their airspace when, in fact, it was nowhere close. The president added, “they stuck strongly to that story knowing it was a very big lie,” and now they are claiming they had nothing to do with the most recent attack in Saudi Arabia.