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Iran: 'Learn from this warning' – Rouhani on Saudi oil attacks03:39

Iran: 'Learn from this warning' – Rouhani on Saudi oil attacks

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
September 18, 2019 at 11:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commented on the recent drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities, claiming that this was a "warning" from Yemenis, speaking at a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

"Who started this conflict? Yemenis are not the initiators. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, US, some European countries and the Zionist regime were the ones who started the war in this region and destroyed Yemen," said the Iranian President.

Rouhani added: "Yemenis have not targeted a hospital, a school, or a grocery market [as Saudis did]; they attacked an industrial centre in order to warn you. Learn from this warning and think about putting out the fire in this region."

The drone attacks took place on September 14 at an oil processing facility in Abqaiq and the Khurais oil field, effectively cutting 5.7 million barrels per day or 5 per cent of global output. Houthi militants operating in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack. However, US authorities have accused Iran of the attacks, which Iran has rejected.

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Iran: 'Learn from this warning' – Rouhani on Saudi oil attacks03:39
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commented on the recent drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities, claiming that this was a "warning" from Yemenis, speaking at a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

"Who started this conflict? Yemenis are not the initiators. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, US, some European countries and the Zionist regime were the ones who started the war in this region and destroyed Yemen," said the Iranian President.

Rouhani added: "Yemenis have not targeted a hospital, a school, or a grocery market [as Saudis did]; they attacked an industrial centre in order to warn you. Learn from this warning and think about putting out the fire in this region."

The drone attacks took place on September 14 at an oil processing facility in Abqaiq and the Khurais oil field, effectively cutting 5.7 million barrels per day or 5 per cent of global output. Houthi militants operating in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack. However, US authorities have accused Iran of the attacks, which Iran has rejected.

**RESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV/Iran International**

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