UK Blames Iran for Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities

Prime Minister Johnson said Britain could join the United States in military action against Iran after concluding “with a very high degree of probability” that Tehran was behind the attacks

UK Blames Iran for Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Photo: AP)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson blamed Iran for the recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities and made clear that his government would consider taking part in US-led military actions to help defend the Saudi kingdom.

While flying to New York late Sunday for the UN General Assembly, Johnson told reporters “The UK is attributing responsibility with a very high degree of probability to Iran for the Aramco attacks.”

Johnson is scheduled to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UNGA, as well as with US President Donald Trump.

“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 emphasized.

Asked whether Britain would rule out military action, Johnson said it would be closely watching a proposal by the United States to do more to help defend Saudi Arabia.

“Clearly if we are asked, either by the Saudis or by the Americans, to have a role, then we will consider in what way we could be useful,” he said.

 

[Sources: Sky News, BBC]

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