Britain, France and Germany have joined the United States in blaming Iran for recent attacks on key Saudi Arabia oil facilities, according to reports, issuing a joint statement Monday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the attacks on oil facilities on Saudi territory on September 14th, 2019 in Abqaiq and Khurais, and reaffirm in this context our full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its population,” the statement said.
“It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack.There is no other plausible explanation,” the statement said.
The statement also said that the while the attack “may have been against Saudi Arabia” it was nevertheless a concern for all countries and increases the risk of a major conflict.
The United States was the first to lay blame for the Sept. 14 attacks on Iran.
Iran rejected the statement and continues to blame Yemen’s Houthi rebels and its allies for the attack, despite mounting evidence that suggests otherwise.
Iran is also the primary State ally of the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Meanwhile, the United States said it would continue to intensify pressure on Iran, but added that Washington was seeking a global coalition countering Tehran and that it was going to act “prudently,” Reuters reports.