Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continued to accuse Iran of orchestrating the attack on a Saudi oil facility last week and calling it a & # 39; state on state act of war & # 39; and claims that the White House has hard evidence to prove it.
After the drone attack on a large Saudi oil processing plant on September 14, Pompeo has said hard that Iran was behind the attack and the goal was to & # 39; the world & # 39; to hurt.
& # 39; This was Iran where and where, and the United States will respond in a way that reflects that act of war of this Iranian revolutionary regime, & # 39; Pompeo said on Face the Nation CBS Sunday in New York.
& # 39; The United Nations primary charter is to protect peace around the world. This was a state of war, & he added, preceding his points to the United Nations General Assembly.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continued to accuse Iran of the attack on the oil plant in Saudi Arabia on September 14. On Sunday, he appeared on CBS & # 39; s Face the Nation where he said: & # 39; This was Iran true and true, and the United States will respond in a way that reflects the act of war of this Iranian revolutionary regime & # 39;
Pompeo says it's & # 39; crazy & # 39; is for Iran to claim that the Houthi rebels were behind the attack, and said the explosions are Iran's & # 39; attack on the world & # 39; goods
Pompeo spoke on Sunday during a meeting with five Central Asian foreign ministers in New York
On Sunday, Pompeo met with leaders from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan prior to this week's General Assembly
His comments came, as former Secretary of Defense James Mattis told ABC & # 39; s this week that the US has a & # 39; coherent strategy & # 39; build on Iran with allies.
He said: & # 39; (Iran) want to look like the leader and they are trying to set up a foreign policy that drives others. And this is the same as what they have been doing for many, many years. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; We need our allies, our partners and – when you need them – you have to trust that we have a coherent strategy.
& # 39; This is a situation where the best possible outcome will come from a coalition of countries that want a stable Middle East. & # 39;
In the attack on the Saudi oil plant, explosions destroyed the facility at 17 impact points, caused an increase in oil prices and initially accounted for half of the kingdom's oil production capacity.
Wreck of the explosion revealed rocket fragments that show striking similarity with Iranian technology.
Tensions between the US and Tehran have escalated under the Trump government, especially after the US withdrew from the 2014 nuclear agreement.
While Pompeo has repeatedly repeated this week that Iranian leaders were behind the attack, Donald Trump has refused to fully accuse Iran of finding the attack.
& # 39; I don't think anyone should confuse President Trump because he has made up his mind to make up for this and I think that when the need arises, the president is sure he will take all appropriate measures & # 39; , said Pompeo Sunday.
Iran has denied the attacks. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (above) spoke about Face the Nation and blamed the Houthis, the Iranian-backed rebel group in Yemen, claiming responsibility for the attack, although doubts were raised about the truth of their claim
Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated under the Trump government, and on Sunday, the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, warned the West to stay away & # 39; during a parade in Tehran (above)
However, Iran has denied being involved in the attacks.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed the Houthis, the Iranian-backed rebel group in Yemen, which claimed responsibility for the attack, although doubts were raised about the truth of their claim.
& # 39; Well, it's hard for the United States to explain why their advanced equipment couldn't intercept these weapons. But the fact is that the Houthi have accepted & # 39; s responsibility, & # 39; said Zarif on Face the Nation.
Pompeo did not agree that there is & # 39; sufficient evidence & # 39; is that Iran is lying. He added that the Houthi & # 39; s simply do not have the capability to do so & # 39; n & # 39; advanced attack & # 39; to launch.
& # 39; These weapon systems had series that could not come from the Houthi & # 39; s. It's crazy for everyone to claim that they did. I mean, it is literally crazy on his face to claim that this was an attack by the Houthis, & Pompeo said.
On Friday, in response to the oil attack, Trump ordered the Pentagon to deploy hundreds of additional troops and missile systems in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The Pentagon called the stake & # 39; defensive in nature & # 39 ;.
While Washington is seeking a diplomatic solution to alleviate the rising tensions between the two countries, Pompeo said that defensive military deployment and the imposition of more economic sanctions are not the only tools that the White House will use.
On Sunday, the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, denounced the presence of foreign troops in the Gulf and warned the West to & # 39; stay away, after America had sent reinforcements to the region.
. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news (t) iran