Saudi Prince Khalid condemns IRGC commander’s statements about Saudi oil tankers
There should be no doubt about the Iranian regime’s “menacing role” in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US Prince Khalid bin Salman said, referring to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Nasser Shabani’s statements admitting to being behind the attack of the two Saudi oil tankers.
According to the Iranian news agency Fars, Shabani said: “We asked the Yemenis to attack the two Saudi oil tankers, so they did it.” The article was since removed from the website.
IRGC General Shabani admits his regime was behind the July 25th attack on Saudi oil tankers in the Red Sea saying “We told the Yemenis to hit Saudi tankers, and they did it, Lebanese Hezbollah and Yemeni Ansar Allah [Houthis] are our followers.” The post was later deleted. pic.twitter.com/Ak1SVFBQMq— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) August 10, 2018
“There should be no more doubt about the Iranian regime’s menacing role in Yemen and disregard for human suffering and the environment,” Prince Khalid tweeted.
Shabani had also said that the Houthi militias in Yemen and Lebanese Hezbollah militias “represented Iran’s depth in the region.”
Prince Khalid attached a screenshot of the original article where Shabani made his statements to his tweet.
There should be no more doubt about the Iranian regime’s menacing role in Yemen and disregard for human suffering and the environment. Its belligerent use of proxy warfare threatens global trade and is a continuation of their outlawed and globally condemned behavior since 1979.— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) August 10, 2018
The Arab Coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen had announced on July 25 the abortion of a Houthi attack targeting two Saudi oil tankers in Bab al-Mandeb, opposite Yemen’s west coast.
Arab Coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, had said that one of the oil tankers suffered minor damages before the intervention of the Arab Coalition’s naval forces.