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Iraq Denies Report Drones Attacking Saudi Oil Facilities Were Launched From Its Territory

Sputnik – September 15, 2019

On Saturday Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities were attacked by two drones, causing major fires and disrupting oil production in Abqaiq in the eastern part of the country and in Khurais, northeast of Riyadh. The attacks were claimed by Yemen’s Houthi movement but the US put the blame on Iran. Tehran has refuted the allegations.

Iraq has denied media reports claiming that its territory was used to launch the drones that attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities on Saturday night, a statement from the Iraqi Prime Minister’s press-service released on Twitter says.

“​Iraq denies reports in the press and on social media that its territory was used to attack oil facilities in Saudi Arabia using drones”, the statement reads.

It also says that the constitution of Iraq does not allow the use of its territory for aggressive actions towards its neighbours. The Iraqi authorities have set up a committee to monitor reports and the latest events relating to the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.

Iraq also urges the warring sides in Yemen to find a peaceful solution to the conflict and refrain from “mutual attacks that cause a huge damage to facilities and claim people’s lives,” according to the statement.

Two drones attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities on Saturday night, causing major fires and disrupting oil production. Yemen’s Houthis claimed responsibility for the attacks but the US has blamed Iran for the incident. Tehran has rejected the allegations.

September 15, 2019 - Posted by | Aletho News | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. “… the US has blamed Iran for the incident….”
    Hell’s Fire. Not so long ago everything that was not to the US liking was “Russia’s” fault now they have Iran in their cross hairs and it’s “Iran did it”. If all the US is capable of is throwaway accusations at every turn, then there is no point in giving the US any credibility whatsoever. And I don’t.

    Comment by mohandeer | September 15, 2019 | Reply

  2. Houthis, Iran, Iraq – don’t we have enough of a military presence in the area to figure out which direction an attack came from. Is our army so incompetent that they can’t read a radar screen?

    Comment by GGH | September 15, 2019 | Reply

  3. “The attacks were claimed by Yemen’s Houthi movement but the US put the blame on Iran. Tehran has refuted the allegations”.
    Well, the USA would say that, wouldn’t they? Iran is blamed for everything these days. “Spokesmen” for the USA automatically blame Iran for everything because Iran is “The Enemy”. It’s all SO predictable, but also tiresome. Bolton is gone now, but you can bet he’ll be replaced by another M.I.C. Psychopath, and the silly(but, Very Dangerous) game will continue.

    The USA M.I.C. must have more War, find more Enemies, Kill more Terrorists, build more Weapons…..It’s Psychopath Central.
    And the guys who have exposed the lunacy(Manning, Snowden and Assange) are regarded as Criminals, by these same psychopaths…….Wake Up America.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | September 15, 2019 | Reply


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