Drone strikes on oil facilities were Yemen’s ‘reciprocal response’ for Saudi bombings – Rouhani

Posted on September 16, 2019 12:40 pm

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said recent drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure were a proportionate Yemeni response to years of daily bombings carried out by a Saudi-led coalition.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara following three-way talks between the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran, Rouhani suggested the drone attacks were a legitimate act of self-defense.

“On a daily basis Yemen is being bombarded and innocent civilians are dying … so they have to retaliate,” Rouhani explained.

Yemeni people are exercising their legitimate right of defense … the attacks were a reciprocal response to aggression against Yemen for years.