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Iran: Tehran calls 'lies' US's claims of its involvement in drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
September 16, 2019 at 13:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi denied US's claims of Iranian involvement in attacks on Saudi oil facilities, during a press conference in Tehran on Monday.

"Linking such attacks and defensive actions to Iran is in the line with that maximum lie," he said, adding: "we completely reject such talks and accusations."

The drone attacks took place on September 14 at an oil processing facility in Abqaiq and at Khurais oil field, effectively disrupting half of Saudi Arabia's oil reserves. Houthi militants operating in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack. However, US authorities have accused Iran of the assault.

Mousavi later stated that talks with the US could "be possible" within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), given that the US "decrease pressures against Iranian people and return to the JCPOA."

The Foreign Ministry spokesperson also announced that the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker that was seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19, "will be released soon."

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Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi denied US's claims of Iranian involvement in attacks on Saudi oil facilities, during a press conference in Tehran on Monday.

"Linking such attacks and defensive actions to Iran is in the line with that maximum lie," he said, adding: "we completely reject such talks and accusations."

The drone attacks took place on September 14 at an oil processing facility in Abqaiq and at Khurais oil field, effectively disrupting half of Saudi Arabia's oil reserves. Houthi militants operating in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack. However, US authorities have accused Iran of the assault.

Mousavi later stated that talks with the US could "be possible" within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), given that the US "decrease pressures against Iranian people and return to the JCPOA."

The Foreign Ministry spokesperson also announced that the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker that was seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19, "will be released soon."

**RESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV/Iran International**

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