Pompeo blames Iran for Saudi attacks, 'pretend' diplomacy
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran is behind an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, disputing the claim of responsibility from Yemen's Houthi rebels. "Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy," Pompeo said in a tweet.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of attacking Saudi oil plants, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and said Tehran was engaging in false diplomacy.
"Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy," Pompeo said in a Twitter post, referring to Iran's president and foreign minister. "Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply."
"There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen," Pompeo stressed in a Twitter post.
"We call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran's attacks. The United States will work with our partners and allies to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied and Iran is held accountable for its aggression."