Even the Saudis don't believe Iranian role in Aramco attack: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister said that despite noisy claims about Tehran's involvement in the September 14 attacks on Saudi state oil giant Aramco, the public in Saudi Arabia certainly don't believe that Iran had anything to do with the attacks.
Iran Press/Iran news: "Since the Saudi regime has blamed Iran—baseless as that is—for the attacks on its oil facilities, curious that they retaliated against Hodaideh in Yemen today—breaking a UN ceasefire," Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet early on Saturday.
"It is clear that even the Saudis themselves don't believe the fiction of Iranian involvement," he added according to Iran Press.
Since the Saudi regime has blamed Iran—baseless as that is—for the attacks on its oil facilities, curious that they retaliated against Hodaideh in Yemen today—breaking a UN ceasefire. It is clear that even the Saudis themselves don't believe the fiction of Iranian involvement.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) September 21, 2019
Saudi-led forces have launched airstrikes north of the Yemen port city of Hodeidah, claiming they were targeting Houthi’s capacity to mount remote-controlled assaults on shipping in the Red Sea.
The airstrikes came in response to last Saturday’s devastating assault on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities, a strike that exposed the vulnerability of the Saudi oilfields.
Yemen's Houthis who have been fighting an imposed war by the Saudi-UAE-led coalition since 2015, claimed responsibility for the attacks, warning Saudi Arabia that their target list "will keep on expanding".
Dismissing Yemeni claims of responsibility, both Riyadh and Washington are continuing to point the finger of blame directly at Iran.
Iran has denied any involvement in the Aramco attacks and has issued a stern warning that it would retaliate against any attack that targeted it. 101/211