UK: Iran's Regime Is Responsible for Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities
Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister
Britain has concluded that Iran's regime was responsible for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday.
The United States and Saudi Arabia have already blamed Iran's regime for the September 14 strikes on two Saudi Aramco oil plants that initially halved the country's crude output.
"The UK is attributing responsibility with a very high degree of probability to Iran for the Aramco attacks. We think it very likely indeed that Iran was indeed responsible," Johnson told reporters on a plane to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
"We will be working with our American friends and our European friends to construct a response that tries to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf region," he said, according to Reuters.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab also said it was very likely Iran's regime was responsible for the attack.
"The UK believes it is very likely that Iran was responsible for the outrageous, unlawful attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia," Raab said on Twitter.
"We will work with our international partners on a robust diplomatic response and for stability in the region," he added.
A UK official told The Associated Press that a claim of responsibility for the attacks by Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen was “implausible.” He said remnants of Iran-made cruise missiles were found at the attack site, and “the sophistication points very, very firmly to Iranian involvement.” He spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence findings.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), described the attack on a neighboring country’s oil installations a major step and a new phase in the warmongering aggressions of the religious dictatorship ruling Iran, adding that exerting power and decisiveness is the only language the mullahs understand.
Inaction only emboldens this medieval regime, whose primary victims are the Iranian people, she noted, emphasizing that the ultimate solution to rid the world of Iran’s ruling religious fascism as the source of all crises in the region is a change of this illegitimate regime by the Iranian people and their organized resistance movement. As such,
- Previous United Nations Security Council resolutions on the mullahs’ nuclear weapons project and the ban on enrichment must be reinstated.
- Eviction of the regime, its Revolutionary Guards and mercenary militias from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, and Afghanistan is an urgent imperative.
- The European Union must place Khamenei, his offices, the IRGC and the Ministry of Intelligence on the terrorist watch list.
- The UN Security Council must refer the clerical regime’s dossier on human rights abuses and atrocities, especially the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners to an international court.
- The world community must recognize the right of the Iranian people’s Resistance to overthrow the ruling theocracy and attain freedom.