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Whodunnit? Pompeo dismisses Houthi claim that Yemeni rebel group carried out strikes on two huge Saudi oil processing facilities, but it doesn’t mean he’s right

By Gwynne Dyer      

Donald Trump doesn’t want a full-scale war with Iran, and neither does Saudi Arabia. It probably won’t happen.

None of this proves that it was the Houthis, or that it wasn’t the Iranians. It does leave the identity of the attackers up in the air, where it will remain until conclusive proof emerges one way or another (if it ever does). Mike Pompeo’s confident attribution of blame to Iran, later echoed by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, is just politics, not proof, writes Gwynne Dyer. Screen capture image courtesy of The Guardian

LONDON, U.K.—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismissed the Houthi claim that the Yemeni rebel group had carried out last Saturday’s strike on two huge Saudi Arabian oil processing facilities. There was “no evidence” that the drones belonged to the Houthis, he said. Instead, he blamed Iran.

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