Selin ATAY-TDO-While Iran’s foreign ministry dismissed as “meaningless” US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps Aerospace Force said that “Iran has always been ready for a full-fledged war”.
Yemeni Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the recent drone strike. Moreover, Houthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea said in a tweet that Saudi Aramco's oil processing plants were still a target and could be attacked at "any moment", warning foreigners to leave the area.
However, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was "no evidence the attacks came from Yemen" and pointed the finger at Iran.Donald Trump was less forthcoming, saying that the United States was "locked and loaded depending on verification" of the culprit and is waiting for verification from Saudi Arabia, which has not mentioned any names so far.
Foreign Minister Zarif echoed the statement, saying that the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" policy has turned to "max deceit".
Iranian Commander responded harshly to America's accusation. “Everybody should know that all American bases and their aircraft carriers in a distance of up to 2,000 kilometers around Iran are within the range of our missiles” the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps Aerospace Force Amirali Hajizadeh said.