September 16, 2019 / 7:28 AM / a month ago

China says can't apportion blame for Saudi attack without facts

BEIJING, Sept 16 (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday it was irresponsible to blame anyone for the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities without conclusive facts.

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing, added that China hoped all parties would exercise self-restraint.

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was no evidence the attack came from Yemen.

A senior U.S. official told reporters that evidence from the attack, which hit the world’s biggest oil-processing facility, indicated Iran was behind it. Iran has denied this. (Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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