DUBAI, Oct. 14 (Reuters / EP) –
Iranian President Hasan Rohani has announced that they are investigating the attack with at least two missiles last October 11 against the Iranian oil tanker 'Sabiti' in the Red Sea and has revealed that they have a video recording of what happened .
Rohani has appeared on Monday on Iranian public television with an intervention in which he has assured that the attack is not the work of any group or faction, but that it is the responsibility of a State.
“It is clear that a regime helped by certain states has perpetrated this attack. We are studying the incident to clarify what happened,” he said. The research findings will be made public as soon as the process is finished. In addition, Rohani has announced further security measures to protect Iranian oil tankers.
This Sunday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Yubeir said his country is not responsible for the attack. “We don't behave like that at all. That's not how we work and we have never done it,” Al Yubeir said in press statements from Riyadh. “The news is not complete. Let's wait and find out what happened before reaching conclusions,” he argued.
This incident further strains the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran after the attack on September 14 against two major Saudi refineries of which Riyadh accuses Tehran. However, Iran points to the Huthi militias as authors of the missile launch.
Regarding the nuclear program, Rohani has explained that they will continue to withdraw progressively from the commitments made under the 2015 nuclear agreement in response to the unilateral withdrawal from the United States. Rohani hopes that the EU will fulfill its commitments and provide an alternative route to US sanctions.
In addition, Rohani has announced that Iran will begin work on the development of more advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges.