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    Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks on Saudi oil field

    CNN Digital Expansion 2018, Caroline Kelly

    By Caroline Kelly, CNN

    Updated 9:09 PM ET, Sat September 14, 2019

    This AFPTV screen grab from a video made on September 14, 2019, shows smoke billowing from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq about 60km (37 miles) southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia's eastern province. - Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities early today, the interior ministry said, in the latest assault on the state-owned energy giant as it prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing. Yemen's Iran-aligned Huthi rebels claimed the drone attacks, according to the group's Al-Masirah television. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)



    Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pinned the blame on Iran for an attack at a Saudi oil field in a pair of tweets Saturday.

    Drone strikes on crucial Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted about half of the kingdom's oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply, CNN Business reported earlier Saturday. Yemen's Houthi rebels took responsibility for the attacks but they are often backed by Iran.

    w_96hmja_bigger.jpgSecretary Pompeo ✔@SecPompeo Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy. 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.
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    "Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy," Pompeo tweeted, referencing Iran's president Hassan Rouhani and foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
    "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 continued, providing no evidence that Iran was behind the attacks.

    Saudi Arabia has been leading a military campaign to quash the Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015. The conflict is widely seen as a proxy war between the Saudis and Iran, which has been backing the Houthis.
    Pompeo also called for other countries to denounce Iran and promised American efforts to help support the energy market.

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    w_96hmja_bigger.jpgSecretary Pompeo ✔@SecPompeo 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
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    "We call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran's attacks," he tweeted. "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."
    According to the Wall Street Journal, officials are investigating the possibility that the attacks involved cruise missiles. Also according to the Journal, officials are investigating the possibility that the attacks were launched from southern Iraq and not Yemen.
    CNN has independently reached out to the State Department for further information regarding the attack and who was involved.
    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle weighed in on Pompeo's characterizations of the attack.
    "This is such irresponsible simplification and it's how we get into dumb wars of choice," Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut tweeted in response to Pompeo.
    "The Saudis and Houthis are at war," he added. "The Saudis attack the Houthis and the Houthis attack back. Iran is backing the Houthis and has been a bad actor, but it's just not as simple as Houthis=Iran."
    Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas vowed that "the United States stands with our Saudi partners in confronting Iran's campaign of terror across the Middle East."
    "The ayatollahs' desperate efforts to cripple global energy markets will only renew our commitment to maximum pressure, he added in a statement. "The Iranian regime and its proxies ought to face consequences for these attacks."
    President Donald Trump called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Saturday to offer his support for the country's self-defense, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement.
    "The United States strongly condemns today's attack on critical energy infrastructure," Deere said. "Violent actions against civilian areas and infrastructure vital to the global economy only deepen conflict and mistrust."
    The US government "remains committed to ensuring global oil markets are stable and well supplied," the spokesman said.
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry "stands ready to deploy resources from the Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserves if necessary to offset any disruptions to oil markets" as a result of the attack on Saudi oil facilities, Department of Energy spokesperson Shaylyn Hynes said in a statement.

    Perry was briefed on the attacks and directed agency leadership "to work with the International Energy Agency on potential available options for collective global action if needed," Hynes added.
    A Department of Energy official also noted that the US Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserves "holds 630 million barrels...for exactly this purpose."

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    Go thru due process second.

  • We should definitely stay the fuck out.


    Other than that hopefully the sandniggers kill each other off.

    MNN on 6/18/19

    "chump will assuredly lose 2020 barring an event that cancels the election - he just cant keep his scummy yankee mouth shut"


    MNN on 6/24/19

    Chump is going to tote an ass kicking nov 2020

  • Thank god for Trump huh? the left would shut down all our oilfields and exploration so that we were at the mercy of the middle east again.... endless war... it is what demoncrats love.


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

  • lol it's the iranians - this failure of a potus is too stupid to believe

    Who gives a shit? Not I.

    MNN on 6/18/19

    "chump will assuredly lose 2020 barring an event that cancels the election - he just cant keep his scummy yankee mouth shut"


    MNN on 6/24/19

    Chump is going to tote an ass kicking nov 2020

  • That's an offensive term. Better watch out.. one of them might jump off a camel and come for your head- and any young boys that happen to catch his fancy.

    I think you're confusing Arabs with Pashtuns. Big difference believe it or not.

  • And the Saudis can defend themselves.

    They've got the money and equipment to take care of Iran.

    The USA doesn't need to hold their hand.

    Watch for a joint strike between Israel and Saud. Israel will strike them. First, and then Saudis will follow through with a finishing blow.

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