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US intelligence agencies have handed over a secret report to their Saudi counterparts which implicated Iran directly for the weekend’s attacks on two major Saudi Aramco oil facilities, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing unnamed sources said to be familiar with the situation.

According to the report, which has yet to be shared publicly, the strikes were staged from Iran, and involved some 20 drones and at least a dozen missiles.

A Saudi official speaking to WSJ said the report was not conclusive, adding that the US side hadn’t provided sufficient evidence that Tehran was ‘definitely’ behind the attacks.

On Monday, a coalition spokesman announced that Saudi authorities were still looking to figure out “from where” the projectiles used in the strikes were fired, saying the drones used were not launched from Yemen, as claimed by the Houthis. According to the coalition, a preliminary investigation had given them “all indications” to believe that the weapons in both attacks “came from Iran.”

Houthis: We Did It, Those Who Say Otherwise ‘Cowards’

Iran has repeatedly denied any involvement in the oil facility attacks, accusing the US of switching from a policy of “maximum pressure” to one of “maximum deceit,” while adding that the Yemeni people have every right to independently defend themselves against the Saudi-led military coalition.

Yemen’s Houthi militia, which claimed responsibility for the attacks almost immediately after they took place, accused parties attempting to blame other countries for the strikes an act of “cowardice,” adding that they were “surprised to see” Riyadh “exonerating Yemen” of these attacks despite previously declaring war on the country “on the grounds that our missile inventory posed a threat to its security.”

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US-Saudi Intelligence Sharing

Earlier, anonymous US officials told Reuters that Washington would be looking to increase intelligence sharing with Saudi Arabia following the attacks on the Saudi Aramco facilities, but did not specify what form this intelligence cooperation would take. The US had previously selectively shared intelligence data with Riyadh on alleged threats posed by Yemen’s Houthi militias, against whom the Saudi-led coalition has been waging a war since March of 2015.

Late Monday, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry announced that it to would “invite UN and international lexperts to view the situation on the ground and to participate in the investigations” into the attacks.

Also on Monday, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths told the UN Security Council that it was “not entirely clear” who was behind the oil facility attack, but noted that “the fact that Ansar Allah [the Houthi movement] has claimed responsibility is bad enough.”

On Monday, amid US claims that Iran was responsible for the attacks, Russia and China issued statements urging all parties involved to refrain from rushing to conclusions about who was responsible. Moscow noted that it considered discussions about “military option” in response to the strikes as absolutely “unacceptable,” while China, a major customer of Saudi oil, urged all sides to refrain from “any actions that would cause escalation.”

 

Source: Sputnik

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Willy Van Damme
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Willy Van Damme

I just made a report stating ET’s from mars were responsible for the attack. Although it could have been from those very bad guys from another galaxy and the planet Wahhab.

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

You know, under intl. law, if you use proxies to attack a country or if you attack directly, it’s exactly the same thing : you’ve declared war, e.g.
if the Martians are proxies of the M.51 galaxy and lead an attack on Saturn, the galaxy M.51 declared war on Saturn…

Willy Van Damme
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Willy Van Damme

As if the West ever cared about international law. The US have been fighting wars of agression ever since the so called Founding Fathers arrived. Meaning before the US existed.

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

They obviously care more about it than their adversaries. According to Hague Convention, more than 50 countries should fall on Iran with all out, and it wouldn’t be a war of aggression but a fully legitimate one since Iran attacked them all, either directly through IRGC, or through proxies like Hezbollah, Houthis, PIJ, Hamas, etc, or even through associations e.g. with al-Qaeda, even if it’s apparently off now. Even Panama, Argentina, Bulgaria, Thailand or India have 100% legitimate reasons to go after Iran, no matter if Hezbollah ‘only’ targetted Jews/Israelis or not, you blow a bomb in a country, it’s… Read more »

Willy Van Damme
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Willy Van Damme

And the whole world against Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia. You’re just making lots of noise forgetting what really happened. And al Qaeda? You really are a joke.

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

Whole world? Well, you’re very pretentious.
Only the Shitlamists and the Neo-Nazis from your little world.

Willy Van Damme
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Willy Van Damme

For a person with such huge knowledge of the world and its history I bow very deeply and …. have a good laugh.

Slavonac
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Slavonac

FFS murican “experts” are still claiming Pentagon was hit by jet liner, named or un-named…

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

It was Flight 77, and you don’t need to be an “expert” : 10 grade physics course level is enough to debunk the conspiracy theories of both the cruise missile and the Global Hawk, especially when you know how the Pentagon is built! “Steel was rationed for the war effort, so the Pentagon was built almost entirely of reinforced concrete, including 41,000 concrete pilings and concrete ramps instead of stairs connecting the building’s five floors. Completed in 1943, the Pentagon remains the world’s largest low-rise office building with 6.5 million square feet of office space containing up to 26,000 workers.… Read more »