September 16, 2019 / 7:58 PM / a month ago

U.S. Senate leader McConnell wants consequences on Iran for Saudi oil attack

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the news media after the weekly Republican Party caucus lunch meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Iran on Monday for the weekend attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility and called for an international response.

“I hope our international partners will join us in imposing consequences on Iran for this reckless, destabilizing attack,” McConnell, a Republican, said as he opened the U.S. Senate.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chris Reese

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