Iran de­nies role in Saudi oil at­tacks, says ready for war

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White House said on Sun­day that Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump may still meet his Ira­nian coun­ter­part Has­san Rouhani, de­spite the US ac­cus­ing Iran of mas­ter­mind­ing drone at­tacks on Saudi Ara­bian oil fa­cil­i­ties. White House coun­sel­lor Kellyanne Conway did not rule out the pos­si­bil­ity in a TV in­ter­view broad­cast as Saudi Ara­bia raced to restart op­er­a­tions at oil plants hit by drone at­tacks that slashed its pro­duc­tion. Tehran-backed Houthi rebels in neigh­bour­ing Ye­men claimed Satur­day’s strikes on two plants owned by state gi­ant Aramco. Conway told “Fox News Sun­day” that Trump would “con­sider” fol­low­ing up on his sug­ges­tion of a meet­ing at the up­com­ing UN Gen­eral Assem­bly ses­sion in New York, adding that “the con­di­tions must al­ways be right for this pres­i­dent to make a deal or take a meet­ing. Arch-foes Tehran and Wash­ing­ton have been at log­ger­heads since May last year when Trump with­drew from a 2015 nuclear deal and be­gan reim­pos­ing puni­tive mea­sures.

Sun­day and vowed to pun­ish any­one us­ing Iraq as a launch­pad for at­tacks.

Re­gional ten­sions have es­ca­lated since Wash­ing­ton quit an in­ter­na­tional nuclear deal and ex­tended sanc­tions on Iran to choke off its vi­tal oil ex­ports. The EU warned that Satur­day’s at­tack posed a real threat to re­gional se­cu­rity and France said such as ac­tions could only worsen “risk of con­flict”. Iran’s ally Tur­key called for the avoid­ance of “provoca­tive steps”. The UAE, wor­ried about ris­ing Iran ten­sions and West­ern crit­i­cism of the war, has re­duced its pres­ence in Ye­men, leav­ing Riyadh to try to neu­tralise the Houthi threat along its bor­der.

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