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Iranian Prez Rouhani Demands Proof In Support Of Iran's Involvement In Saudi Oil Attacks

Rouhani Was In New York To Attend The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Session 2019.

Agencies | Updated on: 27 Sep 2019, 02:38:50 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday challenged all the countries who accused Iran of carrying out this month's attack on a Saudia Arabian oil facility to provide evidence. Rouhani was in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Session 2019.

"Those who make the allegations must provide the needed proof. What is your evidence?" Rouhani told reporters, a day after addressing the UN General Assembly.

The United States, France, Germany and Britain have all blamed Iran for the strikes on the kingdom's Abqaiq plant and the Khurais oil field which knocked out half of Saudi Arabia's oil production.

A series of drone and missile attacks on the oil facilities of Saudi Aramco, the country's largest petroleum company, occurred on September 14, severely impacting the global oil market and triggering fresh tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

However, Saudi Arabia has vowed to identity and take action against those behind the attacks.

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First Published : 27 Sep 2019, 02:38:50 AM