UK, France and Germany hold Iran responsible for Saudi oil attacks

Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron said that it’s clear that Iran was behind the attacks in Saudi Arabia.

According to details, after meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Monday, The UK, France and Germany leaders said in joint statement that Iran was behind the attack on Saudi oil facilities. However the three leaders have called for diplomacy.

“The time has come for Iran to accept a long-term negotiation framework for its nuclear program, as well as regional security issues, which include its missile programs,” the statement read.

However, Johnson had clearly come to the UN determined to emphasise his personal relationship with Trump, who reneged on the JCPOA last year, praising him highly in the interview, comments that may prompt an interesting discussion when Johnson meets with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for a bilateral meeting today, TheGuardian reported.

Iran-aligned Houthi rebels fighting a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen claimed credit for the sophisticated air attack, but US officials have said it was likely launched from Iran or Iraq. Iran has denied any involvement, saying that the Houthi rebels “have every reason to retaliate” for the Saudi-led coalition’s bombardment of their country, reported DW.

All three countries are signatories to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – commonly referred to as the “nuclear deal” – between Iran and world powers, whichoffered Iran relief from global sanctions in exchange for imposing limitations on its nuclear programme, Aljazeera report read.