Iran dismisses British PM's claims over Saudi Aramco attacks

Iran dismisses British PM's claims over Saudi Aramco attacks

"We've seen futures trade on both sides of unchanged today".

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the USA wanted to give diplomacy "every opportunity to succeed" in the wake of the attacks that set aflame Abqaiq plant and the Khurais oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia.

The head of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said his forces were ready to defend the country's maritime borders.

Iran's president on Sunday warned Western nations to "stay away" from the Persian Gulf and said Tehran was working with regional partners to develop a security plan for the worldwide waterway.

European leaders have struggled to defuse a brewing confrontation between Tehran and Washington since U.S. President Donald Trump quit a deal past year that assures Iran access to world trade in return for curbs on its nuclear program.

"Those who want to link the region's incidents to the Islamic Republic of Iran are lying like their past lies that have been revealed", he said.

'This attack is a tipping point.

Brent futures started the session at a high of $65.50 on a report in the Wall Street Journal that it could take Saudi Arabia months longer than its Aramco oil company anticipates to fix damage from the September 14 attacks.

Rouhani said he would introduce a regional peace plan dubbed HOPE (Hormuz Peace Endeavour) at the United Nations General Assembly this week.

"We think it very likely indeed that Iran was indeed responsible", Johnson told reporters on a plane to the United Nations General Assembly in NY.

He said the United Kingdom would consider taking part in a USA -led military effort to bolster Saudi Arabia's defenses. Tehran has also denied involvement in those strikes. But it is a real dilemma of how to react without escalating further, ' said a Western diplomat.

France has been trying to find a diplomatic solution to U.S.

"While I visited Israel many times when I served as governor of Florida, my most recent trip gave me a clearer perspective on Israel's proximity to its enemies: Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS and Iran", Scott wrote. Riyadh and its allies are locked in a dispute with Qatar that has shattered a Gulf military, political and economic alliance.

Saudi Arabia has restored around 75% of crude output lost after attacks on its facilities and return to full volumes by early next week, a source briefed on the latest developments told Reuters on Monday. Officials said the number of troops was likely to be in the hundreds. He planned on presenting details while at the United Nations.

Trump reimposed USA sanctions previous year.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thanked the European nations for their statement blaming Iran, saying, "This will strengthen diplomacy and the cause of peace".

The United States, meanwhile, announced that it would send more troops to Saudi Arabia following the incident.

"It's about freedom of navigation, it's about energy security, non-aggression, non-intrusion", Zarif said, adding that it was Iran's position that "the presence of foreign forces is not conducive to security" in the Persian Gulf, but keeping such forces out would not be a precondition for the coalition itself. Zarif said Russian Federation and China would be welcome too as Iran sought worldwide support in countering a US -led anti-Iran campaign. Clearly there is none now, ' she told Reuters.

'It really requires re-establishing deterrence. 'It really depends on the administration. being clear of objective and intent'.

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