The Saudi ambassador to Germany said on Thursday all options were on the table in retaliation to attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities over the weekend, which the Kingdom has blamed on Iran.
Asked about the possibility of a military strike against Iran, he said: “Of course, everything is on the table, but you have to discuss that well," Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud told Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio.
“The important thing now is for the whole world to come together and make it clear that such violations of international law are unacceptable and that such aggression is unacceptable and that it is totally rejected,” Prince Faisal said.
“We’re still working on where they were launched from but wherever they came from, Iran is certainly behind them, as Iran built them and they could only be launched with Iranian help,” he added.
When pressed on the possibility of a military confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the Prince said that “there is a confrontation, but Iran is the aggressor,” adding that Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen is based on UN resolutions and that the Kingdom only defends itself or “helps others defend themselves.”
Saudi Arabia displayed on Wednesday remnants of Iranian drones and cruise missiles used in an attack on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities, saying they were undeniable evidence of Iranian aggression.