Fears of an outbreak of fighting between Iranian and American forces in the Gulf were revived on Sunday after the US accused Teheran of devastating drone strikes on the world's largest oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia.
The US allegations About the attack on Abqaiq and Khurais in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia before dawn should be justified "actions" against Iran, said the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Abbas Mousavi .
"Such remarks … are more akin to plans by intelligence agencies and secret organizations to damage a country's reputation and provide a framework for future action," Mousavi said. While international markets remained closed on Sunday, the attacks could shock global energy prices thereafter. Production of 5.7 million barrels per day is abruptly halted ̵
Tehran denied the allegations behind the attacks inflicted by the Iranian-oriented Houthi rebel group in Yemen. "
Pompeo said," Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply. "
Saudi swine attacks: Iran rejects US accusation to support its case that Iran was responsible, and the images allegedly show implications more akin to the attack from Iran than to the attack from Yemen The Associated Press said they were evaluating with Saudi and American intelligence services, the officials said.
"A Powder Keg"
The Iranian elite Revolutionary Guard said on Sunday that it was embarking on a "comprehensive war
The commander of the Department of Aerospace of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps noted that the Iranian missiles could strike US bases and ships within a range of 2,000 km.
"Due to the tensions and the sensitive situation in our region is like a powder keg, "said Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh.
" Neither we nor the Americans want a war. If these contacts come too close when forces come into contact with each other, conflicts can arise due to misunderstandings, "Hajizadeh said.
" Of course, some armed forces facing the area could do something to start a war could. We have always prepared for a comprehensive war.
US Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican close to US President Donald Trump, demanded retaliatory attacks against Iran.
"Iran will not stop its misconduct until the consequences are real, as if they were theirs Attacking refineries, which would break the regime's back, "Graham wrote on Twitter.
Hajizadeh said the Iranian forces were ready to counterattack if the US military responded militarily to the oil strike and named the Al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar and Al-Dhafra Air Base near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates as immediate destinations as well as naval vessels in the Gulf and the Arabian Sea.
Actions on each side could lead to an open twilight war in recent months just below the surface of the Gulf. There were already mysterious attacks on oil tankers, which the US accused Iran of, while Tehran launched a US military surveillance drone – which almost caused a deadly retaliatory strike.
"There are hawks in Iran and America and in the region who want military conflicts," said a high-ranking Iranian government official who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.
"Such attacks will make a military confrontation inevitable and inevitable That's what hardliners in Iran and elsewhere want." Such a confrontation is not just Iran
" America's Aggression "
Tehran and Washington have fought each other since last May, when Trump withdrew from a multilateral agreement of 2015 that gave Iran the Liberation of sanctions in return for the curtailment of its nuclear program promised.
Since its withdrawal from the nuclear deal, the United States has imposed crippled sanctions on Iran as part of a "maximum pressure" campaign.
The Islamic Republic then reduced its nuclear obligations and threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, which has put pressure on an estimated 20 percent of Iran's oil passages in the world.
On Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for a regional summit to tackle the attacks on Saudi Arabia, accusing Washington of blaming the war in Yemen, where US ally Saudi Arabia leads a military coalition has carried out regular air raids.
"Every day, innocent people are dying in Yemen … Americans – instead of blaming themselves and acknowledging that their presence in the region causes problems – are blaming the countries of the region or the people of Yemen," said Rouhani.
"If we want real security in the region, the solution is to stop America's aggression, and we believe that the region's problems can be solved through talks in Yemen and Yemeni-Yemeni negotiations – they have to do it themselves The bombing of the Yemeni people must stop, "said Rouhani.
Saudi Arabia and Iran support opposing factions in the Middle East, from Yemen and Syria to Lebanon and Iraq.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates Lead a Military Coalition The Yemeni war has been described by the United Nations as the worst humanitarian disaster in the world.