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i24NEWS DESK | President Trump and the US have put blame on Iran for the attack on Aramco oil facility in Saudi Arabia. Our Erica Jackson has the report.
Story: Iran launched a dozen cruise missiles and around 20 drones in the air attacks targeting two key Saudi oil facilities, New-York-based ABC News reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed senior official within the Trump administration.
While the attack was claimed by the Houthi rebels, an Iranian-backed group in Yemen, the channel cites its source as saying that "the Houthis are claiming credit for something they did not do."
President Trump is reportedly fully aware that Iran is the culprit, but expects Riyadh to call Tehran out before stepping in.
Earlier, President Trump tweeted that the US knew the likely attacker, but wanted to hear from Riyadh on their findings and the best way to proceed.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put the blame for the attacks that sent the oil price surging squarely on Tehran, saying there was no evidence proving the attack came from Yemen.
Tehran, however, rebuked the allegations as a meaningless and ultimately aimed at justifying future actions against Iran.
16 Set 2019