British Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused Tehran of being behind attacks on petroleum installations, in comments to reporters en route to New York where he’ll meet with Iran’s president.
“I will tell you that the UK is attributing duty with a quite large level of chance to Iran for its Aramco strikes,” he explained, mentioned by Britain’s Press Association news agency on Monday.
He’ll also discuss the strikes at a combined meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“Certainly the problem is, how can we organise an international reaction? What’s the way ahead?
“And we’ll be working together with our friends and our European friends to build a reply that attempts to de-escalate anxieties in the Gulf region.”
America has accused Tehran of carrying out airstrikes on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq plant as well as the Khurais oil area on September 14, knocking out half of the kingdom’s oil production.
Iran denies responsibility for the strikes that were maintained by Iranian-back Huthi rebels in Yemen.
Johnson explained: “Obviously if we’re asked by the Saudis or the Americans to have a job then we’d consider in how we might be helpful.”
The British premier also said he’d raise the event of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian mommy held in Tehran because of 2016, when he meets with Rouhani.
Johnson was accused of producing her plight worse once, in a previous job as foreign minister, he said she was training journalists in Iran until she had been arrested for treason.
Her family vehemently denies that and he quickly backtracked. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project director with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the press group’s philanthropic arm, also denies all of the charges.