U.S. Senate leader McConnell wants consequences on Iran for Saudi oil attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Iran on Monday for the weekend attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility and called for an international response. 'I hope our international partners will join us in imposing consequences on Iran for this reckless, destabilising attack,' McConnell, a Republican, said as he opened the U.S

Reuters September 17, 2019 02:13:20 IST
U.S. Senate leader McConnell wants consequences on Iran for Saudi oil attack

US Senate leader McConnell wants consequences on Iran for Saudi oil attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Iran on Monday for the weekend attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility and called for an international response.

"I hope our international partners will join us in imposing consequences on Iran for this reckless, destabilising attack," McConnell, a Republican, said as he opened the U.S. Senate.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chris Reese)

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