Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, June 7, 2019 - Hossein Shahroudi, Friday prayer imam of Sanandaj, western Iran, acknowledged that the drone attacks targeting vital oil facilities in Saudi Arabia and the sabotage attacks targeting four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates were carried out by the Iranian regime and directed specifically by the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Friday prayer imams in cities and towns across Iran are known as Khamenei’s personal representatives.
“Missiles are fired. Drones are sent. They have targeted the very U.S. defense systems that were supposed to provide protection. It has hit the Patriot system and yet they claim Iran is directing these attacks,” he said.
“They said we will zero your oil exports. So what? Do so if you can. Two or three incidents took place. They could not pinpoint any of them to Iran. The Fujairah incidents took place. A few ships collided with each other. And then those oil transferring systems. They thought they could transfer their oil without using the Persian Gulf by taking it to the Red Sea saying it is safe through that route. Well, these drones went and targeted those pump stations transferring this oil. They were severely damaged. Now transfer your oil. See if you can?” Shahroudi continued in his remarks.
“A bomb exploded in a military base in Tel Aviv. What happened? What are these incidents, all one after another? Everyone denied it. These things do not happen on their own. They must have a leader who knows what he is doing. Know that [Khamenei] himself is directing these incidents step by step,” he added.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) is the main force behind the mullahs’ support for terrorism across the globe.
Such terrorism has been a threat to waterways throughout the region.