Major European Allies: Yes, Iran was Behind the Act of War Against Saudi

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Major European Allies: Yes, Iran was Behind the Act of War Against Saudi

Source: (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

The United Kingdom, France and Germany released a statement overnight backing the United States' assessment Iran is behind the recent and economically devastating attack on Saudi Arabia. 

"We, the leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, recall our shared common security interests, in particular upholding the global non-proliferation regime and preserving stability in the Middle East. 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," a joint statement released by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson states. "It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation. We support ongoing investigations to establish further details."

Last week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an emergency trip to Saudi Arabia where the evidence on the ground, in addition to intelligence, proves Iran launched the attack. 

In the meantime, the Iranaians are accusing European countries backing the US assessment of caving to "bullying."

President Trump warned Iran during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning that until this kind of behavior stops, the regime will see tightened sanctions.