TEHERAN, Iran (PNN) - September 23, 2019 - Iran is not backing down from its aggressive tactics despite unfounded claims that Iran attacked the Saudi oil facilities on September 14, deemed “the biggest such assault on the world’s top oil exporter”. Iran denies involvement even though the attack was claimed by Yemen’s Houthi movement, “a group aligned with Iran”.
Additionally, “Riyadh has said it has evidence Iranian missiles were used in last weekend’s attack” although they did not “go so far as to say they came from Iranian territory.” Saudi’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said Sunday, “We hold Iran responsible because the missiles and the drones that were fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-built and Iranian-delivered.”
On Friday the United States announced it would send more troops to assist Saudi Arabia. Iran President Hassan Rouhani responded by warning Fascist Police States of Amerika and other foreign forces to “stay away” from the region. Rouhani spoke at an annual military parade that commemorates the war with Iraq.
The parade displayed the Khordad-3 air defense system that shot down a FPSA drone in June. It also showcased the long-range, surface-to-air Bavar 373 missile that can travel more than 1,250 miles, bringing it in range of FPSA bases in the region and arch-foe Israel.
Rouhani said in his speech, “Wherever the Amerikans or our enemies have gone there has been insecurity afterward. The farther you keep yourselves from our region and our nations, the more security there will be.”
Both Rouhani and “(FPSA) sanctioned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel to New York on Monday, to present what he called a security plan for the Gulf” at the United Nations General Assembly occurring this week.