Responsibility was claimed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group, which on Wednesday gave more details of the raid, saying it was launched from three sites in Yemen. Using these non-state actors, one state, Iran, might have affected the global price of oil and the policies of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
The US chief diplomat is set to meet with Prince Mohammed to discuss how to respond to the strikes, which the US says originated in Iran.
Iran denies that, though it comes amid a summer of heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.
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The Islamic Republic dismissed the allegations. "We want to find definitively who did this".
He added that Iran does not want conflict in the region, but it was the Saudi-led coalition that "waged the war in the region and ruined Yemen". Hesameddin Ashena, adviser to President Hassan Rouhani, called the Saudi Defense Ministry's press conference about the strike a "media disaster" for Riyadh.
In Ankara, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to sell Saudi Arabia a missile defence system. He told reporters gathered in Riyadh that the weapons were of Iranian origin but Saudi Arabia was still working to pinpoint the exact launch point.
Saudi Arabia also said on Wednesday that it joined a USA -led coalition to secure the Mideast's waterways amid threats from Iran after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry, while Rouhani told the kingdom it should see the attack as a warning to end its yearslong war in Yemen. The U.S. accuses Iran of being behind the assault, while Saudi Arabia already has said "Iranian weaponry" was used.
An escalation in tensions between the USA and Iran could push the oil price up again.
Besides, the experts managed to trace the trajectory of the missiles backwards in time, determining they were shot from Iran, the CBS source said.
United States media, citing unnamed USA officials, reported on Tuesday that evidence shows Saturday's attacks originated in southwestern Iran.
The kingdom, the world's biggest oil exporter, will be back to 5.7 million barrels of output a day by the end of September, the minister told a news conference on Wednesday to reassure the markets. He stressed that military retaliation was not yet on the table in response to the strike against a key U.S. Mideast ally.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ruled out talks with Washington unless it returns to the pact. The U.A.E. said weeks ago that it was drawing down its role in the Yemen war after four years.
Average gasoline prices in the US were $2.65 for a gallon of regular Wednesday, up from $2.59 on Tuesday and $2.56 a week ago. He stopped short of saying the launch location was in Iran.
Despite years of airstrikes against them, the Houthi movement boasts drones and missiles able to reach deep into Saudi Arabia, the result of an arms race since the Western-backed coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015.
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However US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Tehran for the attack , saying there was no evidence it was launched from Yemen . A USA official said all options, including a military response, were on the table, but said no decisions had been made Sunday.