Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

One of the US government’s satellite images showing apparent damage at the world’s biggest oil-processing facility

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran at the weekend, without providing any evidence, prompting Tehran to accuse Washington of deceit.

Unnamed US officials have been speaking to the New York Times, ABC and Reuters.

One official said there were 19 points of impact on the targets and the attacks had come from a west-north-west direction – not Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen, which lies to the south-west of the Saudi oil facilities.

China and the European Union have, separately, urged restraint.

UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Monday it was “not entirely clear” who was behind the strike but he said it had increased the chances of a regional conflict.

In the UK, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab also said it was not yet clear who was responsible, but called the act a “wanton violation of international law”.

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