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US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter The attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities originated from inside Iran, according to US media reports.It comes as the Saudi energy minister announced that half of the crude oil production cut after the attack had been restored. The remainder will be fully restored by the end of the month, said Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.Production capacity will be increased to 11 million barrels per day by the end of September, he said. It was around 9.6 million barrels per day before the attack.Meanwhile, news agency Reuters quoted a US official as saying last week's attack had used cruise missiles and drones originating in Iran's southwest. Advertisement ...
Saudi oil attack: ‘Looking like’ Iran was responsible, says Trump

Saudi oil attack: ‘Looking like’ Iran was responsible, says Trump

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By Sanya Burgess, news reporter Donald Trump has said it is "looking like" Iran was behind the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities but has insisted that he does not want war.The US president said he was not looking at retaliatory options until he has "definitive proof" that Tehran was responsible, but added that America is prepared if a response is warranted. Iran has rejected claims it was to blame for Saturday's drone attacks, which damaged the world's biggest crude processing plant in Saudi Arabia and triggered the largest jump in crude prices in decades. Image: Donald Trump has said it is 'looking like' Iran was responsible Global prices surged nearly 20% following the bom...
Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

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The United States has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its claim that Iran was behind attacks on major Saudi oil facilities. Iran denies involvement in Saturday's air attacks, which were claimed by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen.But unnamed US officials speaking to US and international media say the direction and extent of the attacks cast doubt on Houthi involvement.The incident has cut global oil supplies by 5% and prices have soared.What is the US saying?Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran at the weekend, without providing any evidence, prompting Tehran to accuse Washington of deceit. Tweeting on Sunday, President Donald Trump stopped short of directly accusing Iran, but suggested possible military action once the perp...
Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden to protect commercial vessels

Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden to protect commercial vessels

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Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Iran dispatched a destroyer and helicopter carrier to the Gulf of Aden to protect its trade ships, a senior Iranian military official announced on Monday. The destroyer Sahand and the carrier Khark will escort ships "to provide security for Islamic Republic vessels in international waters," Iranian Army Chief of Staff Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said. The Sahand, built in Iran and launched in 2018, is regarded as the most advanced warship in Iran's navy. It is equipped with anti-aircraft artillery, torpedoes and surface-to-surface missiles. The United States has sought to to assemble a coalition to protect shipping in the area following attacks in May and June on oil tankers. In July, a British-flagged oil tanker was seized by Iran after an Iranian tanker was seized by the U...
Iran tanker row: Gibraltar rejects US request to detain ship

Iran tanker row: Gibraltar rejects US request to detain ship

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Gibraltar has rejected a request by the US to again seize an Iranian tanker that it has been holding since July on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria.The US made the last-minute request on Friday, a day after Gibraltar lifted its detention order against Grace 1.Gibraltar said it could not comply with Washington's request to issue a new detention order because US sanctions against Iran did not apply in the EU.The tanker is due to leave Gibraltar later on Sunday, Iran's UK envoy says.Tehran said it was ready to dispatch its navy to escort the ship, which has had its named changed from Grace 1 to Adrian Darya 1. Iran, tankers and the Gulf crisis explained What's so important about a ship's flag? T...