• Wed / 18 September 2019 / 14:32
  • Category: Politics
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Iran Defense Minister denies allegation of Tehran's involvement in attacks on Aramco

امیر حاتمی در دولت

Tehran (ISNA) - Iran's Defense Minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami denied allegation of Tehran’s involvement in attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil installations.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Hatami rejected reports that Iran may have been behind Saturday’s attacks on Saudi company Aramco's oil processing facilities.

“The issue is very clear: There has been a conflict between two countries (Yemen and Saudi Arabia),” he said.

“One of the involved sides in the conflict is Yemenis who frankly claimed the responsibility for the attacks,” General Hatami added.

“The logic behind the Yemeni drone strike is quite clear, because the Yemenis have been suffering from harsh military attacks by the Saudi-led coalition for years and have been in critical condition under a blockade imposed by the Saudis,” he pointed out.

“In military terms, the Yemenis had carried out a similar operation around two years ago, and had attacked an airport in the United Arab Emirates and fired a missile with a range of 1,200 kilometers,” General Hatami went on to say.

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