Iran denies ties to Houthi attack on Saudi oil facilities

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2019-05-17 | Since 9 Month

Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi

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Iran's foreign ministry on Friday denied ties to Houthis group (Ansar Allah) drones attack on Saudi oil installations.

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi tweeted, referring to the war launched by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition on Yemen for more than four years:"You're still deluded after 1,500 days, isn't that enough?,"

Mousavi added: "It's time for you to stop your crimes against #Yemeni people. You can't hide your weakness behind such claims."

Mousavi was responding to Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir who tweeted on Thursday: "The Houthis are an indivisible part of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps ... and subject to the IRGC’s orders. This is confirmed by the Houthis targeting facilities in the Kingdom."

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday accused Iran and the Houthis group (Ansar Allah) of Yemen of responsibility for an attack on oil facilities in western Riyadh on Wednesday in a letter to the UN Security Council.

Saudi Arabia said explosive-laden drones had struck oil pumping stations in the Riyadh region on Tuesday.

It have recognized the attack as a "terrorist act" targeting global oil supplies, but no one has been blamed for the attack.

On Tuesday, the Houthigroup claimed responsibility for targeting two Saudi oil facilities with 7 drones.

The Yemeni internationally-recognized government and backing coalition accuse Houthis of receiving support from Iran, a charge denied by Tehran that says it provides the rebels with political support.

Yemen has been battered by a five-year armedconflict the internationally recognised government backed by a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis.

The conflict in Yemen has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The country is on the brink of famine, and an estimated 80 percent of Yemenis, or 24 million people, are in need of aid, according to the UN.

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