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Cruise missiles were used in Saturday’s attacks on Saudi oil facilities, and the attack came from Iran, a US official cited by AFP has claimed.

The official, who declined to be named, told the news agency that the US was now gathering evidence about the attack to present at the UN General Assembly next week.

Asked if the US was certain that the cruise missiles was launched from Iranian soil, the official curtly answered “Yes.”

Asked how many missiles were fired, the official declined to answer. “I will not get into that kind of details,” the official said.

Earlier, anonymous officials told the Wall Street Journal that US intelligence agencies had handed their Saudi counterparts a secret report implicating Iran in the attacks. According to the officials, the attacks involved some 20 drones and at least a dozen missiles.

The US began claiming that Iran was responsible for the oil facility attacks just hours after they occurred, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on the international community to “publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran’s attacks” on “the world’s energy supply.” President Trump later joined Pompeo in accusing Iran, warning that the US was “locked and loaded” to respond, but “waiting to hear from the Kingdom” on the culprit and “under what terms we would proceed!”

Iran’s foreign ministry said the US’s allegations were “unacceptable and entirely baseless.” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif charged Washington with switching from a strategy of “maximum pressure” to one of “maximum deceit” with its latest claims. The US, he said, won’t succeed in ending the disastrous war in Yemen by “blaming Iran” for everything.

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Yemen’s Houthi militia, who claimed responsibility for the attack on Sunday and repeated their claims on Monday, have accused Riyadh of “cowardice” with its attempt to “exonerate Yemen from conducting these strikes” while “accusing others of doing them.” The militia said they carried out the attacks on the facilities using 10 kamikaze drones.

On Monday evening, a spokesman from the Saudi-led military coalition said preliminary findings had led Riyadh to conclude that Saturday’s attacks used Iranian-made weapons, and were not launched from Yemen.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Alicia Keez

OK anonymous US official who declined to be named…where is your evidence? Radar tracking Data? Like what Iran provided when it PROVED that the US drone DID enter Iranian air space! Why is it so hard to give a number on the cruise missiles? It’s not like its a big secret really? 1? 2? 10? Why be secretive about it? What is there to hide. AAAAANnnnnnnnnd if they were fired by Iran then why didn’t any others countries pick up the signatures? Israel loves to provide ‘evidence’ of Iranian military assets in Syria with Satellite photos, maybe Israel has SOME… Read more »

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Especially lamentable as an excuses indeed considering that the centerpiece of theur decade-old PR about powerful X-Band AESA radar included within Patriot ADs is a tech that is supposed to cover a 360° angle with little to no moving parts,the well-known popular image of a steered radar dishes mostly belongs to the past,yet the MSM is either inept at keeping track of updated military realities, or they are willingly lying to our faces again in the most ludicrous and grossly disrespectful manner,hence I would know which is worst with regards to their profesionalism. The most ironic in this affaire woulf… Read more »

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1. Saudis haven’t the latest Patriot upgrade, their mid-90’s version has the ancient radar who could either watch high or low altitude, but not both at the same time. 2. Are you sure they tried to intercept? I bet they don’t even know that they can use the Houthis’ attacks to LEGALLY retaliate on Iran at will, and even invade if they feel like doing so. 3. A MQ-4 doesn’t costs $200M in itself, far from it. The price includes 17 types of different payloads, e.g. one of these costs $50M alone, it’s a camera used by satellites in MEO.… Read more »

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Excellent post…I’m still LOL. We (commenters here) see all this unlikely BS and yet they will still try to pass it all off on the general public on MSM. You made great points pointing out all the stupid and asinine statements and saved me the trouble…thanks!

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The only important thing is if they will or won’t chicken out again at dismantling the shitlamic repulseblik, especially since that, rather than building megaton yield devices, they’re more into making a thousand things like that :
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and distribute these to their proxies…
If you don’t know what this is, it’s called B54 SADM
Yield is dialable from 10 tons to 1 kiloton, SADM means “Special Atomic Demolition Munition”
Because it’s exactly what the centrifugals are all about and we all know this.
It’s high time to get the Iranian people and the world rid from these monsters.

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ALIcia : +++ “where is your evidence?” => You sound like Imran Khan after Pulwana/Balakot : Actually, even if they were telling lies, which is dubious in this case, the fact that Iran backs/arms/funds the Houthis is already an act of war, thus, if there was bias, it’s only to sell it to the public as, from an int.law POV, by using proxies doing terrorism, Iran has already declared war on 50+ countries, even on Thailand, Panama or India… +++ “And the ridiculous claim parroted by the BBC that the Air defense batteries were pointed the wrong way!!” +++ “Time… Read more »