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World War 3? US secretary of state declares Iran responsible for Saudi oil facility attacks




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The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has called the drone and missile attacks on Saudi oil fields an “act of war” while on a visit to the Kingdom’s capital of Riyadh.

While Houthi forces in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack on the world’s largest oil refinery at Abqaiq, the US and Saudi Arabia have alleged that the attack was launched by either a Iranian backed militia in Iraq or from Iran itself or potentially both.

Tensions have already been on a knife point in recent months with the US imposing stringent sanctions on Iran, in response to its alleged nuclear programme and support for terrorist groups in the region, which have crippled its economy.

While the Iranian government has denied any involvement in the attacks it has refused any talks with the US until sanctions are dropped and threatened total war in response to any retaliatory attacks against its territory.

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