Iranian state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who's been personally sanctioned by the Trump administration, as saying this is the position of the entire leadership of the country and that "all officials in the Islamic Republic unanimously believe" this. "That was an attack on Saudi Arabia, and that wasn't an attack on us".
Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman is scheduled to hold a press briefing on Tuesday in Jeddah.
But U.S. Ambassador to the world body, Kelly Craft, told the Council that emerging information on the attacks "indicates that responsibility lies with Iran" and that there is no evidence the attack came from Yemen.
Trump, alternating between aggressive and nonviolent reactions, said the US could respond "with an attack many, many times larger" but also "I'm not looking at options right now".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Iran nuclear pact, which European parties are trying to salvage, is one building block "we need to get back to". "In all likelihood, as the President said, it was Iran", Gidley said.
Echoing Trump's warning from earlier in the week, Vice-President Mike Pence said American forces were "locked and loaded" for war if needed. The drones did not, like what the Houthis claimed, take off from Yemen.
For months, Iranian officials have issued veiled threats, saying that if Tehran is blocked from exporting oil, other countries will not be able to do so either. Iran denies the charge.
Sensing a commercial opening, President Vladimir Putin said Russia was ready to help Saudi Arabia by providing Russian-made air defence systems to protect Saudi infrastructure.
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And they actually said, 'Would you like to be a mediator or arbitrator?' I said, 'Where?' (Modi said) 'Kashmir . Qureshi said pellet gun victims were reluctant to go to the hospital "due to fears of intimidation".
Many questions remain unanswered about the pre-dawn attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities that sent crude prices skyrocketing, but perhaps the most pressing is whether the trigger will be pulled on a military response. "They are basically looking to destabilize an global market that they have been cut out of by US sanctions".
U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018 under the pretext that the deal was not comprehensive.
For his part, Khamenei on September 17 reiterated Iran's stance that if the US returns to the nuclear deal, Tehran would consider negotiations.
This image provided on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, by the usa government and DigitalGlobe and annotated by the source, shows damage to the infrastructure at Saudi Aramco's Kuirais oil field in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia.
Russian Federation and China said it was wrong to jump to conclusions about who was to blame for the attack on Saudi Arabia.
The attack was the among the most serious escalations in tensions in the Persian Gulf in recent months.
The Supreme Leader of the Revolution tapped on the new offer by US officials for negotiating and stressed that by negotiations, the USA seeks to impose their demands on Iran and showcase the impact of maximum pressure on Iran.
"US intelligence services have the capability of determining where the missiles were launched from, the official said, declining, however, to say how many were fired". The security council meets next week in NY.
American officials released satellite images of the damage at the heart of the kingdom's Abqaiq processing plant and a key oil field, and two United States officials said the attackers used multiple cruise missiles and drone aircraft.