US accuses Iran of attacking Saudi oil facilities

The U.S. has blamed Iran for coordinating drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil production facilities.

The U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described drone strikes, marking an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.

“Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia, while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy. Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack, on the world’s energy supply,” said Pompeo on Twitter.

Pompeo also said that there was no evidence to suggest that the attacks came from war-ravaged Yemen.

He further said the U.S. will work with allies “to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied and Iran is held accountable for its aggression.”

He added that the strikes showed Iran was not serious about diplomacy.

On Saturday, the official Saudi Press Agency reported the blazes at the Abqaiq and Khurais facilities. Abqaiq is home to the state-owned, Saudi Aramco’s largest oil processing plant.

On early Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced halting oil production temporarily from these oil facilities, following drone attacks.