Iran condemns the joint statement of four Arab countries

The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic, Abbas Mousavi, condemned the joint statement of four Arab countries about Iran.

Mousavi described the issues mentioned in the statement as “regressive, baseless, and unfounded claims” on Thursday, September 12.

After a summit in Cairo, a committee of the representatives of four Arab countries of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain issued a statement accusing Iran of “supporting terrorist activities and sabotage in Arab countries.”

 The statement condemns the use of Iranian ballistic missiles by Houthis of Yemen in their attacks against Saudi Arabia. The four countries also condemned the sabotage attacks on oil tankers near the UAE and the drone attacks by Houthis of Yemen against ARAMCO oil facilities.



Evidence of Iran’s involvement in attacks on Saudi Arabia will be presented to UN

According to France News Agency, an American official says the United States will present the evidence of the use of cruise missiles in recent attacks against Saudi Arabia to the United Nations.

It was previously reported that the attacks against Saudi oil facilities were done using 20 drones and at least 10 cruise missiles.

The United States, Saudi Arabia, and its allies claim Iran-made weapons have been used in these attacks.


NPR: U.S Satellites Detected Iran Readying Weapons Ahead of Attack on Saudi Facilities


Two American officials told NPR that US surveillance satellites detected Iran readying drones and missiles at launch sites in Iran before Saudi oil facilities were attacked on Saturday.

The images have not been released to the public. According to the officials, US intelligence considers the activity as “circumstantial evidence.”

US Defense Department has sent a forensic team to Saudi Arabia to examine the wreckage of drones and missiles used in the attack.

10 Iraqi members of Iran-backed militia killed in Syria

Ten Iraqi members of an Iran-backed militia were killed in an airstrike near their position in the east of Syria close to the Iraqi border.

According to Syria Human Rights Watch on Tuesday, the attacks targeted three positions of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its militia allies.

It is not yet clear which group or country is responsible for the attacks.

Recently Israel has repeatedly targeted Iranian bases and its proxies in the region.



Taliban delegation in Tehran


According to reports, a Taliban delegation has met with Islamic Republic of Iran's officials in Tehran. The members of the Taliban political office arrived in Tehran after they visited Moscow.

Last week President Trump announced that the talks between the US and Taliban are dead after the terrorist attack by the Taliban in Kabul.

US confirms that attacks on Saudi oil facilities were not launched from Iraq

In a phone conversation with Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi of Iraq, the US secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the attacks against Saudi oil facilities were not launched from Iraqi soil.

The office of the prime minister announced: “The US Secretary of States stated that they have intelligence which confirms the Iraqi government's claim that the attack did not originate from Iraqi soil.”

The Iraqi government declared on Sunday that the attacks did not originate from Iraq, and warned that any country that tries to use Iraqi soil for an attack in the region will be punished.



HEPCO workers blocked Iran’s north-south railroad

A group of HEPCO workers blocked Iran’s north-south railroad in protest to their delayed paychecks and benefits.

According to state-owned IRNA on Monday, the protesting workers blocked the rails under the Shaheed Baktiari bridge and expressed their demands.

HEPCO manufactures road-building machinery and was sold to the private sector in 2016.


Pompeo: Iran is responsible for the attack on Saudi oil facilities

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the recent attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.

Pompeo tweeted: “Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy. Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply. There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.”

“We call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran’s attacks. The United States will work with our partners and allies to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied and Iran is held accountable for its aggression,” He added.