US Energy Secretary Rick Perry accused Iran of attacking Saudi Arabia, AP reported.
Speaking at the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Perry said that such behavior is unacceptable and that Iran should be held accountable.
According to him, President Donald Trump has authorized the release of strategic oil reserves if the US needs them, and that his "department is ready" to act if necessary.
Perry also added that despite Iran’s evil efforts, we are confident that the market is stable.
On the night of September 14, Saudi Aramco enterprises in the east of the country were attacked by 10 unmanned aerial vehicles. The responsibility for this was claimed by the Yemeni Hussite rebels from the Ansar Allah movement. In particular, the largest oil refinery complex in the world near the city of Abqaiq, where many Western experts live, as well as an oil refinery in the Khurais region, in which the kingdom's second-largest oil field is located, was attacked. After the attacks on them, a strong fire broke out. Authorities later stated that the fire was localized.
The US has accused Iran of assault. Tehran considers groundless US statements.