UN Secretary General warns of potential war in Gulf in wake of attacks on Saudi Aramco

UN Secretary General warns of potential war in Gulf in wake of attacks on Saudi Aramco
# 24 September 2019 18:44 (UTC +04:00)

The attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities was "totally unacceptable," with the world now facing the risk of an armed conflict in the Persian Gulf, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Speaking at the General Assembly on Tuesday, Guterres warned that "In a context where a minor miscalcluation can lead to a major confrontation, we must do everything possible to push for reason and restraint."

Guterres remarks follow the twin attacks on two Saudi oil processing facilities, which temporarily knocked out about half of the country's production. The US and several of its allies almost immediately accused Iran of complicity in the attacks, a charge which Tehran has denied.

US officials almost immediately blamed Iran for the September 14 attacks on two major Saudi oil facilities, with Tehran categorically rejecting the claims and accusing Washington of engaging in a policy of "maximum deceit." Yemen's Houthi militia claimed responsibility, and warned of further attacks unless Riyadh stopped the ongoing war in Yemen.

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