Riyadh, Sep 19: Saudi Arabia has on Wednesday pictured what it called burnt remnants of cruise missiles and drones, supposedly used in the recent attack on Aramco oil facilities few days back.
It said a total of 25 drones and missiles were fired at two oil infrastructure. Saudi defense ministry spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Malki said the recovered remnants included Iranian “Ya Ali” cruise missiles and Delta Wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), according to DW news reports.
“The attack was launched from the north and unquestionably sponsored by Iran,” Turki told a news conference. “The evidence … that you have seen in front of you makes this undeniable.”
He said the assaults couldn’t have fired from Yemen, saying the Houthi rebel movement was “covering up” for Tehran.
A spokesperson for Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani stated Saudis were being misguided in their claims.
“The press conference proved that Saudi Arabia knows nothing about where the missiles and drones were made or launched from and failed to explain why the country’s defense system failed to intercept them,” spokesperson Hesameddin Ashena said on Twitter.
نشست خبری سخنگوی دفاعی سعودی یک فاجعه رسانهای برای این کشور است.
با قاطعیت ثابت کرد که نمی تواند ثابتکند یا نمیداند؛
۱. کروز و پهپادها دقیقا ساخت کجاست.
۲. از چه منطقه و نقطهای شلیک شدهاست.
۳. چرا پدافند هوایی نتوانسته حمله را خنثی کند.
— Hesameddin Ashena (@hesamodin1) September 18, 2019
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