Iran dismisses accusations linking it to Saudi’s oil plants attacks – says it is ready for full-fledged conflict

epa07841156 (FILE) - A gas flame behind pipelines in the desert at Khurais oil field, about 160 km from Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 23 June 2008 (reissued 14 September 2019). According to Saudi state-owned oil company Aramco, two of its oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, Khurais and Abqaiq, were set on fire after allegedly having been targeted by drone attacks. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

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Iran has dismissed US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil plants, and warned it is ready for a “full-fledged” war.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Washington had adopted a “maximum pressure” strategy against Iran, but because of “it’s failure [the US] is leaning toward maximum lies”.

Amirali Hajizadeh was also quoted by the Tasnim news agency as saying that Iran has always been ready for a “full-fledged” war, without mentioning Saturday’s explosions in Saudi Arabia.

The United States on Saturday blamed Iran for drone attacks that caused fires at two Saudi Aramco plants in the Kingdom.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said there was “no evidence” the attacks on an oil processing plant and an oil field were launched from Yemen.

Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen have been responsible for scores of missile and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia, whose forces are part of a military coalition fighting the militants.

via Sky / Tasnim / Arab News

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