French FM says Houthi account of Saudi Aramco attacks ‘not very credible’

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian expressed doubt over the Iran-backed Houthi militia's claims to have carried out the attack. (File photo: Reuters)

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday that Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia's account of the Saudi Aramco attacks is “not very credible.”

“Yemen’s rebels have announced they have triggered this attack. That is not very credible, relatively speaking,” the minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, told C News television.

“There is an international investigation, let’s wait for its results. I don’t have a specific opinion before these results,” he said, adding the investigation into the Saudi oil attacks will be fast.

The Trump administration and Saudi Arabia have pointed the finger at Iran for the September 14 raids, which hit the world’s biggest crude oil processing facility and initially knocked out half of Saudi output.

Iran, which supports the Houthi militia in Yemen, has denied any involvement in the attacks.

Last Update: Thursday, 19 September 2019 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47