Hassan Rouhani: "Yemeni Houthis attack on Saudi oil facilities is 'warning'"

Hassan Rouhani: "Yemeni Houthis attack on Saudi oil facilities is
# 18 September 2019 11:45 (UTC +04:00)

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the recent attack on the Saudi oil facilities by the Houthis was a warning to the kingdom to end the war in Yemen, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Iran's defence minister, in his turn, has denied that Tehran had any role in the attack. The statement came hours after the Saudi Defence Ministry said it would present the evidence of Iran's involvement in the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco's oil facilities.

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia had to shut down two Saudi Aramco oil facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais, after a drone attack claimed by Yemeni Houthis caused massive fires. The incident led to a cut in oil production totalling 5.7 million barrels per day, which is around half of Saudi Arabia’s daily oil output.

On 14 September, Saudi Arabia had to shut down two Saudi Aramco oil facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais, after a drone attack claimed by Yemeni Houthis caused massive fires. Following the attack, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo didn't waste much time to put the blame for the attack on Iran, while the latter refuted the accusations. Two days later, US President Donald Trump said during a meeting with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa that based on evidence he'd seen, it appears as though Iran was responsible for the attack.

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