ລັດຖະມົນຕີການຕ່າງປະເທດສະຫະລັດ ທ່ານໄມຄ໌ ພອມພຽວ ກ່າວໃນວັນພະຫັດວານນີ້ວ່າ ທ່ານໄດ້ຮັບ “ຂໍ້ມູນທີ່ສຳຄັນ” ສຳລັບປະທານາທິບໍດີດໍໂນລ ທຣຳ ຈະຕອບໂຕ້ແບບໃດ ຕໍ່ການໂຈມຕີໂຮງງານກັ່ນນ້ຳມັນ ຂອງຊາອຸດີ ອາຣາເບຍ ເມື່ອໄວໆມານີ້ ຫຼັງຈາກໄດ້ພົບປະ ກັບພວກຜູ້ນຳຂອງຊາອຸດີ ອາຣາເບຍ ແລະສະຫະລັດ ອາຣັບ ເອເມີເຣສ.
ຫົວໜ້ານັກການທູດຂອງສະຫະລັດ ກ່າວວ່າ “ໄດ້ມີຄວາມເຫັນເປັນເອກກະສັນຢ່າງພ້ອມພຽງນຳກັນ” ວ່າ ອີຣ່ານ ເປັນຜູ້ຮັບຜິດຊອບ ຕໍ່ການໂຈມຕີດ້ວຍລູກສອນໄຟແລະເຮືອບິນບໍ່ມີຄົນຂັບ ໃນຕອນກາງຄືນ ເມື່ອທ້າຍອາທິດແລ້ວນີ້ ທີ່ເຮັດໃຫ້ການຜະລິດນ້ຳມັນ ຂອງຊາອຸດີ ອາຣາເບຍ ຫຼຸດລົງຢ່າງໜ້ອຍເຄິ່ງນຶ່ງຫຼືເກືອບ 6 ເປີເຊັນ ໃນການສະໜອງນ້ຳມັນ ໃຫ້ແກ່ໂລກ.
ແຕ່ແນວໃດກໍຕາມ ທ່ານບໍ່ໄດ້ໃຫ້ຮ່ອງຮອຍວ່າ ສະຫະລັດ ອາດຈະຕອບໂຕ້ ແບບໃດ.
ຫຼັງຈາກໄດ້ພົບປະກັບອົງມົງກຸດຣາຊະກຸມານຂອງອາບູ ດາບີ ຊິກ ໂມຮຳເໝັດ ບິນ ຊາເຢັດ (Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed) ທ່ານພອມພຽວ ກ່າວຕໍ່ ພວກນັກຂ່າວທີ່ດູບາຍວ່າ “ພວກເຮົາຍັງສືບຕໍ່ ຫາທາງເສີມສ້າງແນວໂຮມ ເພື່ອດຳເນີນການ ທາງດ້ານການທູດ ໃນຂະນະທີ່ລັດຖະມົນຕີການຕ່າງປະເທດຂອງອີຣ່ານ ຂົ່ມຂູ່ທີ່ຈະເຮັດສົງຄາມຢ່າງເຕັມອັດຕາ ແລະສູ້ລົບກັບທະຫານອາເມຣິກັນຄົນສຸດທ້າຍ. ພວກເຮົາມາທີ່ນີ້ ສຳລັບສ້າງແນວໂຮມທີ່ແນໃສ່ເພື່ອໃຫ້ບັນລຸສັນຕິພາບ.”
ທ່ານກ່າວຕື່ມວ່າ “ພວກເຮົາຢາກໃຫ້ມີການແກ້ໄຂແບບສັນຕິວິທີ ຂ້າພະເຈົ້າຫວັງວ່າ ສາທາລະນະລັດອິສລາມແຫ່ງອີຣ່ານ ກໍມອງເຫັນເລື້ອງນີ້ ໃນທາງດຽວກັນ.”
ການໃຫ້ຄວາມເຫັນຂອງທ່ານພອມພຽວ ມີຂຶ້ນຫຼັງຈາກລັດຖະມົນຕີການຕ່າງປະເທດອີຣ່ານ ທ່ານຈາວາດ ຊາຣິຟ ກ່າວຕໍ່ໂທລະພາບ CNN ວ່າ ການໂຈມຕີທາງທະຫານໃດໆກໍຕາມ ໂດຍສະຫະລັດ ຫຼືຊາອຸດີຕໍ່ປະເທດອີຣ່ານ ຈະພາໃຫ້“ເກີດສົງຄາມຢ່າງເຕັມອັດຕາ.”
ທ່ານຊາຣິຟກ່າວຕື່ມວ່າ “ຂ້າພະເຈົ້າຂໍຖະແຫຼງຢ່າງເຄັ່ງຂຶມວ່າ ພວກເຮົາບໍ່ຕ້ອງການສົງຄາມ. ພວກເຮົາບໍ່ຢາກໃຫ້ມີ ການປະເຊີນໜ້າທາງດ້ານທະຫານ ແຕ່ພວກເຮົາຈະບໍ່ຍອມຖອຍ ໃນການປ້ອງກັນດິນແດນຂອງພວກເຮົາ.”
ອີຣ່ານໄດ້ປະຕິເສດວ່າ ຕົນບໍ່ໄດ້ໂຈມຕີໂຮງກັ່ນນ້ຳມັນ ຂອງຊາອຸດີ ອາຣາເບຍ.
ໃນຂໍ້ຄວາມທີ່ຂຽນລົງທວີດເຕີ້ນັ້ນ ທ່ານຊາຣິຟກ່າວອ້າງວ່າ ກຸ່ມທີ່ທ່ານເອີ້ນວ່າ “B team” - ເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ສະຫະລັດ ແລະນາຍົກລັດຖະມົນຕີອິສຣາແອລ ທ່ານເບັນຈະມິນ ເນຕັນຢາຮູ - ທີ່ທ່ານເຫັນວ່າ ເປັນຜູ້ຜັກດັນໃຫ້ເກີດສົງຄາມກັບອີຣ່ານ. ທ່ານກ່າວວ່າ ພວກເຂົາເຈົ້າພວມພະຍາຍາມ ທີ່ຈະ “ຫຼອກລວງ” ທ່ານທຣຳ ໃຫ້ເປີດສົງຄາມກັບອີຣ່ານ.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he has "important information" for President Donald Trump about how to respond to the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities after meeting with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The top U.S. diplomat said there was "enormous consensus" that Iran was responsible for the middle-of-the-night missile and drone attacks last weekend that at least temporarily knocked out half of the Saudis' oil production, nearly 6% of the global oil supply.
But he did not hint at how the U.S. might respond.
After meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Pompeo told reporters in Dubai, "We are still striving to build out a coalition in an act of diplomacy, while the foreign minister of Iran is threatening all-out war and to fight to the last American. We're here to build up a coalition aimed at achieving peace."
"We'd like a peaceful resolution," he added. "I hope the Islamic Republic of Iran sees it the same way."
Pompeo’s remarks came after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif told CNN that any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would result in an "all-out war."
"I am making a very serious statement that we don't want war. We don't want to engage in a military confrontation. ... But we won't blink to defend our territory," Zarif said.
Iran has denied carrying out the attack.
On Twitter, Zarif cited a group he called the "B team" — U.S. officials and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — that he sees as intent on driving a war against Iran. He said they are trying to "deceive" Trump into launching war against Iran.
"For their own sake, they should pray that they won't get what they seek," Zarif said.
After meeting Wednesday with Saudi officials, Pompeo said, "The U.S. stands with Saudi Arabia and supports its right to defend itself. The Iranian regime's threatening behavior will not be tolerated."
Pompeo has been the most definitive among Trump administration officials in placing the blame on Iran. He told reporters traveling with him, "This was an Iranian attack," and dismissed claims of responsibility made by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The U.S. Defense Department said that "all indications we have are that Iran is in some way responsible for the attack on the Saudi refineries," but said it was waiting to make a definitive judgment until its assessment with the Saudis of "what took place" is completed.
A spokesman said forensics teams are still investigating evidence found at the scene of the attacks at the Abqaiq oil processing operations and at the Khurais oil field.
Trump has offered mixed signals about how the U.S. could react, saying Wednesday, "There are many options. There's the ultimate option, (which he said was war,) and there are options a lot less than that. We're in a very strong position," he told reporters.
Trump's statement came hours after he said he is "substantially" increasing existing economic sanctions against Iran in the wake of the oil field attacks, with details to come soon. U.S. officials believe the current sanctions have already hobbled the Iranian economy.
In an interview with VOA Persian, Republican Congressman Scott Perry, a House Foreign Affairs Committee member, said he views Saudi Arabia’s dispute with Iran as “much more their fight than it is America's fight.” He said Washington already spends a lot of energy, time and capital on diplomacy and military hardware for its regional allies such as Saudi Arabia, which he said is “capable of responding to this appropriately.”
“But increased U.S. sanctions and diplomatic actions are wholly appropriate for our allies in the region that are under attack, and that is how we can support them in a direct way,” Perry added.
Middle East Institute security analyst Bilal Saab told VOA Persian in a separate interview that the Trump administration does not appear to want an all-out war with Iran but also wants to re-establish deterrence in the region.
"To balance between these two (goals) will be a challenge," Saab said. "In order to send a message to the Iranians not to do this again, and at the same time manage the situation and control escalation, I think covert options should be on the table."
At a news conference Wednesday, Saudi officials displayed what they said were remnants of 25 unmanned Iranian Delta Wing drones and "Ya-Ali" cruise missiles they have retrieved from the oil facilities that were attacked.
"The attack was launched from the north and unquestionably sponsored by Iran. The evidence ... that you have seen in front of you, makes this undeniable," Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki said.
Shortly after the attacks last Saturday, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility and reiterated their claim on Wednesday. A Houthi spokesman also threatened to target the UAE for its support of the Saudi-led operations inside Yemen.
"One operation will cost you a lot," the Houthi spokesman vowed.
U.S. and Saudi officials say the available evidence shows it is not possible that oil field attacks were launched from Yemen.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Yemenis carried out the attack as a "warning" to Saudi Arabia over its involvement leading a coalition fighting the Houthis. Human rights groups have criticized Saudi-led airstrikes for devastating civilian areas and worsening what is one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
Rouhani said the Yemenis "did not hit hospitals, they did not hit schools or the Sanaa bazaar," and that the Saudis should "learn the lesson from this warning."