The allegation of being responsible for attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia has been rejected by the Iranian government. Saudi Arabia and the US government had alleged that Iran was involved in the drone attacks.
Iranian President Hassan Ruhani said in a video broadcast on Iranian media, "We do not want a conflict in the region." Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami also said that Iran was not involved in the week-end attacks, according to a report by the semi-official news agency Tasnim. According to Iran, the situation was clear: the conflict ruling between two countries, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
In addition, the Iranian leadership issued an official letter to the US government, reiterating that Iran was unconnected with the attacks. This was reported by the official Iranian news agency Irna. The letter was handed over to the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents the interests of the United States in Iran.
On Saturday, drone attacks hit Saudi Arabia's two largest oil plants. The Yemeni Houthi rebels had claimed the attacks for themselves.
A "warning" to the Houthi rebels
President Ruhani said the attacks were to be understood as a "warning" of the rebels to the Saudi government. The Houthi are supported in the Yemen war by Iran, Saudi Arabia is leading a military coalition of various countries that is fighting on the side of the Yemeni government. The military coalition allegedly bombed hospitals, schools and markets in Yemen. The blame for causing the war in Yemen has already been given to Ruhani Saudi Arabia: "Who started the conflict? Not the Yemenis, it was Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, America, certain European countries and the Zionist regime that waged war there Region, "he said in the video speech.
Representatives of the US government assume that the attack on Saudi Arabia was not perpetrated from Yemen, but from southwestern Iran.