EU powers call on Iran to abstain from further “provocation”
NEW YORK: France, Germany and Britain officials agreed on Monday that this month’s strike on Saudi Arabia’s petroleum facilities was carried out by Iran.
The Global leaders on Monday during the United Nation’s annual summit has blamed Iran for attacking Saudi’s petroleum facilities and called on Tehran to choose dialog over further “provocation”
READ MORE: Trump plans to send troops to Saudi Arabia
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson supported America’s statement on the Abqaiq and Khurais attacks.
“It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation,” they said in a joint statement after meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
But the three nations, which stay a party to a nuclear agreement with Iran from which President Donald Trump retreated the United States, said the diplomacy was the only answer.
“We urge Iran to engage into such a dialogue and refrain from choosing provocation and escalation,” they said.
“The attacks also highlight the necessity of de-escalation in the region through sustained diplomatic efforts and engagement with all parties,” the leaders said.
READ MORE: DRONE ATTACKS ON SAUDI OIL FACILITIES
The three countries told the press that they stayed attached to the 2015 deal negotiated under former President Barack Obama with Iran.
The three countries told the press they stayed attached to the 2015 deal negotiated under former President Barack Obama with Iran.
They called on Iran to strictly adhere to the deal.
Several measures have been taken by the theocratic government including the installation of centrifuges that are more sophisticated than permitted. The clerical regime showed frustration for not getting relief as promised under the agreement signed by former President Barack Obama.