Bombay: Iran is behind the Arab Gulf attacks
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it was "very possible" that Iran was behind the Arab Gulf attacks.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it was "very possible" that Iran was behind the Arab Gulf attacks. "Given all the regional conflicts we have seen over the past decade and the nature of these attacks, it seems very possible that Iran is behind them," Pompeo
said in a radio interview . He continued Pompeo "Most importantly , we will continue to take action to protect American interests and work to deter Iran from bad behavior in the region, which threatens the right to escalate the situation so that the rise in oil prices."
Riyadh has accused Tehran of ordering attacks on two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia.
The Iranian-backed Houthi militia claimed responsibility for the attacks, two days after four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers, were sabotaged off the coast of the UAE.
The US-based Fifth Fleet said the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) had launched "intensive security patrols" in the Gulf waters on Saturday in anticipation of any possible Iranian attacks.