& # 39; It is clear that Iran is responsible & # 39; for an attack on the Saudi oil facility, say Great Britain, France and Germany
Great Britain, France and Germany have made a joint statement stating that it is clear that Iran is responsible for the September 14 attack on the Saudi oil facilities.
The statement comes after French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met at the annual meeting of world leaders by the United Nations.
The three governments said: & # 39; It is clear to us that Iran is responsible for this attack. There is no other explanation.
& # 39; It is time for Iran to accept a long-term negotiating framework for its nuclear program, as well as regional security issues, including its missile program & # 39; s. & # 39;
They also urged Tehran to choose the dialogue over & # 39; further provocation & # 39 ;.
Boris Johnson (shown yesterday at Heathrow Airport) blamed Iran for the attacks on Saudi oil facilities before meeting President Hassan Rouhani
Earlier, Boris Johnson blamed Iran for the attacks on Saudi oil facilities for the first time prior to a meeting with the country's president this week.
The prime minister told the press aboard the RAF Voyager to New York that he will meet President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly.
Johnson said yesterday that the UK is blaming the Islamic Republic with a very high probability, because it refused to exclude military intervention.
He said he also intends to raise the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after his previous interventions in the fate of the Anglo-Iranian mother were severely criticized.
Donald Trump praised Boris Johnson on Monday for joining him to demand a new Iranian nuclear deal.
Johnson said Monday at the United Nations in a Sky News interview: & # 39; Whatever your objections to the old nuclear deal with Iran are, it's now time to move on and make a new deal. & # 39;
The American president, a few minutes later, told the press: & that's why he's a winner. That is why he is a man who will become successful in the UK. & # 39;
& # 39; I have a lot of respect for Boris and I am not at all surprised that he was the first to say so, & # 39; he said.
Johnson will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (photo on September 16) at the UN General Assembly in New York
The US and Saudi Arabia have already accused Iran behind the September 14 raid on Aramco Oil, the world's largest oil processor and an oil field, which have since caused a price increase. Tehran has consistently denied being involved.
It comes after a huge display of military force in the Iranian capital yesterday, when President Rouhani warned the West to stay away & # 39; of the Gulf while soldiers marched to mark the 1980 Iraqi invasion.
Johnson made the first accusation from the UK before landing in the US in the early hours of Monday.
On the way to New York, he said: & I can tell you that the UK is very likely to blame Iran for the Aramco attacks.
& # 39; We think that it is indeed very likely that Iran was indeed responsible for the use of both UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), both drones and cruise missiles.
& # 39; The problem is clear, how do we organize a global response? What is the way forward?
& # 39; And we will work with our American friends and our European friends to construct an answer that seeks to relieve tensions in the Gulf region. & # 39;
The prime minister said he was closely following US proposals & # 39; would follow to do more to defend Saudi Arabia, further triggering the Tehran fire by the US-led coalition patrolling the region's waterways.
& # 39; And it is clear that if we are asked by the Saudis & Americans to play a role, we would consider how we could be useful, & # 39; he said.
Asked if military action was possible, he replied: & # 39; We will consider how we can be useful if requested and depending on what the exact plan is. & # 39;
Sanctions also remained on the table. The Prime Minister spoke for a joint meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkle at the UN.
It was announced as an E3 meeting to discuss the Aramco attacks, but the Brexit talks are also expected to be dominant.
Johnson will also meet US President Donald Trump. They have already discussed the need for a & # 39; unified diplomatic answer & # 39; on the attacks.
The Prime Minister said that he would raise the case of Mrs. Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other two-person subjects when he met Mr. Rouhani.
Rows and rows of soldiers marched in Tehran, Iran, pictured yesterday to mark the 1980 Iraqi invasion, which led to an eight-year war
The annual parade in the capital Tehran showed tanks, drones and rockets – including the Khorramshahr which is said to have a reach of 2,000 kilometers
President Rouhani, pictured yesterday, called on foreign powers to stay away & # 39; of the Gulf and said: & The further you stay away from our region and our nations, the more security there will be & # 39;
Johnson has received strong criticism of his handling of the case of the British-Iranian mother as foreign minister.
She is halfway through a five-year prison sentence for espionage, which she has always denied.
& # 39; In my conversation with President Rouhani, I will not only discuss Iran's actions in the region, but also the need to not only release Nazanin, but also others who, in our opinion, are being held illegally and unfairly in Tehran & # 39; he said.
The UK rejects the claims of the Houthi movement of Yemen that it was behind the Aramco attacks.
A Whitehall source said: & Houthi's claim for responsibility is unbelievable.
& # 39; Footage of the location of the attack shows the remains of Iran-made land attack cruise missiles and the scale, refinement and range of the attack is not in accordance with the capabilities of the Houthi. & # 39;
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