Yemeni Govt. Dismisses Houthi Declaration of Ending Attacks against Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 25 Sep, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that Iran was behind the 14 September attacks against Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.

Speaking to reporters accompanying him on a flight to NY on Monday, Johnson said Britain was considering taking part in a US -led military campaign, and hoped to work with other "European friends" to increase defense for Saudi Arabia in the wake of the attacks. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, the chief of staff of Iran's armed forces, said anyone who attacked his country would face defeat, and added that his country had no animosity toward Saudi Arabia, Iranian news agencies reported. Yet all eyes will be on USA oil and product exports that should surge this week and in the weeks to come.

"No I didn't, no I didn't", said the president.

The Iranian president is going to give an address to the 74th annual session of the UN General Assembly.

The recent announcement made by the Houthis is just another lie inspired by the Iran-backed terror militias, said the Yemeni government. As Asharq Al-Awsat reports, in their declaration, rebels also promise to end attacks against neighbouring kingdom as well.

"I'm now not married to the JCPOA", he advised newshounds traveling with him to Fresh York, the utilization of the deal's acronym.

Asked whether Britain would rule out military action, Johnson said it would be closely watching a proposal by the United States to do more to help defend Saudi Arabia.

Mr Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran after quitting the deal past year and went on to tighten them.

"Britain, France and Germany have said Iran is responsible for the recent attack on Saudi Arabia", the premier, who skipped the United Nations event to focus on coalition negotiations in Israel amid a political deadlock, said in an English-language video message.

The United States also announced new measures against the Iranian central bank and Tehran's sovereign fund for "terrorist financing", which Trump described as "the most stringent sanctions ever imposed on a country".

On Monday, Democracy Now! spoke with Iraqi President Barham Salih at the United Nations about the escalating tensions in the region. That ship has since left Gibraltar, leading to hopes the Stena Impero would be released.

Rouhani said the plan also encompasses economic cooperation and an initiative for "long term" peace.

"You want to use the leverage we have now to make a much more serious push on Yemen and create some time and space to deal with the Iranians to lowering tensions in the Gulf", Burns said.