Iran dismisses British PM’s claims over Saudi Aramco attacks

Tehran: Iranian Foreign Ministry criticized British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his claims that Iran was involved in recent drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facilities.

“Instead of making such futile efforts against Iran, the British government is better to stop the sales of lethal weapons to Saudi Arabia which is used against the Yemeni people,” said Abbas Mousavi, spokesman of Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

On Sunday, Johnson said that “Britain is attributing responsibility with a very high degree of probability to Iran for the Aramco attacks. We think it is very likely that Iran was indeed responsible” for September 14 attacks.

Iran has denied the charges which has also been raised by the US and Saudi officials. Yemeni Houthis have claimed responsibility for the attacks.