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Saudis Skeptical About Rebels' Claim on Bombing

Did the strikes come from inside Yemen or maybe inside Iran?
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2019 11:43 AM CDT
This image provided by the US government and DigitalGlobe shows damage to the infrastructure at Saudi Aramco's Kuirais oil field in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia.   (U.S. government/Digital Globe via AP)

(Newser) – So who bombed Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure over the weekend? The US is blaming Iran, while Iran denies any involvement, and some new developments Monday morning have only added more confusion to the situation. Coverage:

  • The Saudis: A Saudi military spokesman said Monday that Iranian weapons were used in the attack, but he said the kingdom has not yet determined where the strikes were launched from, reports the Guardian.
  • The rebels: Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility and warned Monday that more such attacks were imminent. But the Saudi spokesperson cast doubt on this. "The terrorist attack did not originate from Yemen as the Houthi militia claimed,” said the spokesman, per Reuters.

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