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Iran responsible for all attacks in Middle East, including Baghdad: Mossad director

A picture taken on June 19, 2018 shows debris of Iranian-made Ababil drones, which the Emirati armed forces say were used by Houthi rebels in Yemen in battles against Saudi-led coalition forces. (AFP)
Israel's Mossad director Yossi Cohen said in press remarks on Monday that Iran is responsible for all the recent attack in the Middle East, including on the oil tankers, the embassy in Baghdad and the oil pipes in Saudi Arabia.

In May, Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister accused Iran of ordering an attack on Saudi oil pumping stations that Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi militia has claimed responsibility for.

The attack “proves that these militias are merely a tool that Iran’s regime uses to implement its expansionist agenda,” tweeted Prince Khalid bin Salman, a son of King Salman.

“The terrorist acts, ordered by the regime in Tehran, and carried out by the Houthis, are tightening the noose around the ongoing political efforts.”

Other Saudi officials fired off similar tweets, ratcheting up pressure on the kingdom’s regional arch-enemy amid heightened tension between Washington and Tehran over sanctions and U.S. military presence in the Gulf.

“The Houthis are an integral part of the Revolutionary Guard forces of Iran and follow their orders, as proven by them targeting installations in the kingdom,” Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir tweeted.

The ambassador to Yemen followed up, writing that the Houthis had “made Yemen a platform for Iranian terrorism against Yemenis and their interests, and a tool to attack Saudi Arabia.”