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Iran and US on brink over attack on oil sites – The Times, Thetimes.co.uk

Iran and US on brink over attack on oil sites – The Times, Thetimes.co.uk


Iran and the US have threatened each other with military action following a huge attack on Saudi oil facilities, bringing tensions in the Gulf region to boiling point.

 

Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, blamed Tehran for the drone attacks on two facilities, even though they have been claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, and warned that Iran would be “held accountable for its aggression”.

 

Soon after, Amirali Hajizadeh, head of Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps Aerospace Force, said that any US bases or aircraft carriers within a 2, 000 – mile radius of Iran could be targeted by its missiles and that Tehran has prepared itself for “fully-fledged war”.

 

The attacks on the Abqaiq and Khurais installations, 118 miles apart in eastern Saudi Arabia, early yesterday sparked raging…

 

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