May 30, 2019
DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States will respond with military force if its interests are attacked by Iran, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told a news conference call on Thursday.
Hook spoke to reporters ahead of emergency summits of Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia due on Thursday to discuss drone strikes on oil installations in Saudi and attacks on four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, off the UAE coast earlier this month.
Tehran has denied involvement in either attack.
(Reporting Sylvia Westall and Lisa Barrington; writing by Maher Chmaytelli)