Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Sunday struck out at United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — who directly accused Tehran for drone attacks targeting Saudi oil facility claimed by the Yemeni rebels — saying that “blaming Iran won’t end the disaster”.
“Having failed at ‘max pressure, “ Zarif tweeted, “US and its clients are stuck in Yemen because of illusion that weapon superiority will lead to military victory. Blaming Iran won’t end disaster. Accepting our April 15 proposal to end war and begin talks may.”
The attacks on Saturday, claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, resulted in “the temporary suspension of production operations” at the Abqaiq processing facility and the Khurais oil field, Riyadh said.
Late on Saturday, Pompeo directly blamed Iran for the attack on Twitter, without offering evidence to support his claim. The US, Western nations, their Gulf Arab allies and United Nations experts allege Iran supplies the Houthis with weapons and drones — a charge that Tehran denies.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi had dismissed Pompeo’s remarks as “blind and futile comments”.— AP