Saudi Arabia says weapons in oil attack were made by Iran

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, greets Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr during a mourning ceremony commemorating Ashoura, the death anniversary of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Shiite Muslims around the world are observing Ashoura, one of the most sacred religious holy days for their sect, which commemorates the death of Hussein, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Saudi Arabia on Monday said that the weapons used to attack its oil facilities over the weekend were Iranian made.

The allegation contradicted claims by Yemeni Houthi rebels that they were behind the drone attacks.

The Houthis, who are fighting a Saudi-backed coalition that supports Yemen’s government, also threatened further strikes. Iran has denied responsibility.

The Trump administration has blamed Iran and its proxies, and President Trump warned the U.S. is “locked and loaded” but said he did not want war.

As tensions rose between Washington and Tehran, Iran’s supreme leader announced Tuesday “there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level,” dousing speculation of a possible meeting between the two countries’ presidents at the United Nations in late September.

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