The heads of France, Germany, and Britain blamed Iran for attacks on the infrastructure of Saudi oil company Saudi Aramco. This is stated in the joint communiqué of the leaders of the three countries following the meeting on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
“It is clear to us that Iran is responsible for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation,” the text of a joint statement by French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. The leaders of the three countries noted that they support the ongoing investigations, during which all the details of the incident should be established.
The communique notes that the attack on the infrastructure of Saudi Aramco affects all countries and increases the risk of a major conflict. The three leaders said the attacks were a reminder of the importance of collective efforts to ensure stability and security in the region, including the search for a political solution to the conflict in Yemen. The text of the communiqué also notes the need to de-escalate the situation in the region through diplomatic efforts.
On the night of September 17, there was an attack drone to two companies of Saudi Aramco — complex for the preparation of the oil in the Abqaiq and field in Horice. Yemeni Houthi rebels from the Ansar Allah movement claimed responsibility for the attack. The US considers Iran to be the culprit of the attacks, the Pentagon claims to have found signs of Tehran’s involvement in the attack. Iran denies the charges.