Saudi Arabia announced yesterday that the terrorist attack on Aramco's facilities last week was carried out with Iranian weapons. Iran is therefore responsible for the attack. The kingdom confirmed that it was targeted by more than 260 Iranian-made ballistic missiles and more than 150 drones. The international community put an end to aggressive Iranian policies.
In a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir stressed that the terrorist attack on two Aramco plants in Abqaiq and Khurais immigration in Saudi Arabia is a criminal act, and Iran is responsible, stressing that the missiles that hit Aramco facilities She came from the north.
Al-Jubeir said the attack affected global oil supplies and targeted energy security for the entire world. Therefore, more than 80 countries strongly condemned it. He said investigations indicate that the weapons used in the attack are Iranian.
He pointed out that the investigation aimed to determine the source of the launch, and continued: «We are sure that the source is not Yemen, but Iran in the north».
He explained that Saudi Arabia is consulting with allies and friends on the next steps after the end of investigations, and stressed that Iran's actions are not in accordance with international laws, adding: «The Kingdom is conducting preliminary investigations and confirm that the weapons are Iranian, and we asked the United Nations to send experts to contribute to this investigation, in addition To other countries involved in the investigation ».
Al-Jubeir urged the international community to put an end to Iranian aggressive policies, adding: “Iran seeks to exploit the current situation to practice its aggressive behavior, and the evidence of Iran's support for terrorism is multiple despite Tehran's constant denial. Region and World.
Al-Jubeir reiterated that Saudi Arabia has repeatedly warned that non-confrontation with Iran encourages Iran to increase its aggression, pointing out that Saudi Arabia has not fired a missile, a drone or even a bullet towards Iran, while the Kingdom has been attacked by hundreds of ballistic missiles and drones. They have been targeted by more than 260 Iranian-made ballistic missiles and more than 150 drones, ”he said, stressing that Saudi Arabia is very keen on the security of its facilities and the security of its citizens and residents.
"The kingdom, unlike Iran, has not fired a missile, a drone, or a bullet at Iran. The kingdom does not support and has no militias to carry out acts of sabotage. This proves that we are seeking good as they seek evil."
Al-Jubeir pointed out that the nuclear agreement with Iran should be improved and modified, especially in the case of uranium enrichment, and as long as Iran continues its aggressive approach to support terrorism, which is why the world isolates Iran and impose more sanctions.
"Iran must determine whether it is a revolution or a state. If a state has to respect international laws, state sovereignty, non-interference in the affairs of others, non-support of terrorism, and the failure to establish, support and provide weapons, including ballistic missiles, to terrorist militias that use them to target Al-Jubeir talked about Riyadh's cooperation with Washington "to ensure freedom of navigation in the Arabian Gulf."
US President Donald Trump agreed yesterday to send US troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air and missile defenses after the biggest ever attacks on two oil facilities in the kingdom, which Washington has blamed on Iran.
The Pentagon said the deployment would involve a modest number of troops, not thousands, and would be defensive in nature.
The Pentagon's announcement coincided with Trump's announcement that the United States had imposed sanctions on Iran's central bank in response to Aramco's attack. "Iran knows that if they misbehave, they won't have much time to face the inevitable fate," he told reporters at the White House.
US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said the sanctions were related to targeting the last source of income for the Central Bank of Iran and the Iranian Development Fund, adding that there would be no money going to the IRGC to finance terrorism.
For his part, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the new US sanctions and said in remarks to Iranian television that he will meet, on Wednesday, with the foreign ministers of the remaining countries in the nuclear agreement concluded by Tehran in 2015, with Britain, France, Germany and China. Russia, along with the United States, which withdrew from it last year, has re-imposed unilateral sanctions against Tehran.
"As we said earlier, the United States can come, but only if it returns to the nuclear deal and the sanctions are stopped," Zarif said.
"Aramco's attack was aimed at energy security for the entire world, and more than 80 countries strongly condemned it."
"Saudi Arabia is consulting with allies and friends on the next steps after the investigations are over."
"The nuclear agreement should be improved and modified, especially the issue of uranium enrichment."