Sep 18, 2019 19:26 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jun 01, 2020 07:27 Asia/Tehran]
  • Defence ministry spokesman of the Saudi kingdom claims there was no way the strikes could have been launched from Yemen
    Defence ministry spokesman of the Saudi kingdom claims there was no way the strikes could have been launched from Yemen

Denying Yemeni narrative on recent attacks to Saudi oil installations, a defense ministry spokesman of the kingdom claims there was no way the strikes could have been launched from Yemen.

Iran Press/Middle East: Saudi Defense ministry spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki claimed in a press conference on late Wednesday that "There was no way the strikes could have been launched from Yemen, as Houthi rebels claimed earlier."

The Saudi official went on saying that Iranian Delta Wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were used in addition to cruise missiles. Parts from 18 UAVs were recovered.

According to his claims, seven cruise missiles also were used in the attack; Iran Press reported. 

"The terrorist attack was not launched from Yemeni territory as the Houthi militias claimed," he said during a press conference in Riyadh.

"The attack was launched from the north and unquestionably sponsored by Iran," he told the reporters.

"The preliminary results show that the weapons are Iranian and we are currently working to determine the location," said Colonel Turki Al-Malki; "Once the culprits were definitively identified, they would "be held accountable."

Earlier today, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denied any Iran's involvement in the attack. He emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran has never favored conflicts in the region and, saying, “The Yemeni nation was not the source of the conflict but it was Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the Americans, some European countries and the Zionist Regime that began the war and destroyed Yemen.”

In a separate event, Iran's Foreign Ministry has submitted a letter of protest to the Swiss embassy in Tehran, the protector of Washington’s interests, as the US rushed to accuse Iran of being behind the assault, without providing any evidence.

In its statement, Iran's Foreign Ministry said the letter contained Tehran’s protest against the US accusation, denying Iran's involvement in drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil sites, Iran Press reported.

After the attack took placed against the Saudi Aramco oil installations, the US quickly blamed Iran for the attacks and its Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo tweeting that "Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply." 101/212

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