An Iranian official responded Sunday after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointed to the government in Tehran following drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Saturday.
According to the Associated Press, Pompeo's downfall tends to be "maximum lies".
On Saturday, Pompeo announced that the Iranian government in Tehran had arranged "almost 100 attacks" on a Saudi refinery and oilfield, further claiming that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif had faked "diplomatic action be".
On Sunday, Mousavi dismissed Pompeo's remarks as "blind and vain comments." This led to a "temporary cessation of production" at the Abqaiq processing plant and Khurai oil field, Riad said. They followed weeks of similar drone strikes on the kingdom's oil infrastructure, but none of the previous attacks seemed to have done the same damage.
The attacks led to the interruption of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil, according to the authorities. While the kingdom's reserves are pledged, this would make all the difference. This scale of closure has not occurred since Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1
But Saudi officials told the Journal that the normal level of oil production would resume on Monday.
The rebels hold Yemen's capital. Sana'a and other parts of the poorest country in the Arab world. Since 2015, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia is fighting for the reinstatement of the internationally recognized Yemeni government.
What remained to be seen was the impact of the attacks on global energy prices. Since the markets were closed on Sundays, the answer would be known only after 24 hours.
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One undeniable impact, however, was an increase in tensions in the Middle East, which escalated hostilities between the US and Iran than that Nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers of the Obama era is further destroyed.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, President Trump called on Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to offer his support for the defense of the kingdom, the White House said. The Crown Prince assured Trump that Saudi Arabia was "ready and able to deal with this terrorist aggression," according to a press release from the Saudi embassy in Washington.
Fox News – Sam Dorman and The Associated Press have contributed to this report.