World oil markets went ballistic following the attack on two oil plants in Saudi Arabia, with prices surging as a result of the depletion of the world's supply, although Saudi Arabia's output is returning to normal bringing prices back down. The attack has been blamed on Iran by the US and Saudi Arabia, with Trump claiming to possess evidence proving the attacks were sourced from the east of the strike location. This implicates Hassan Rouhani, but the Iranian President denied involvement while Tehran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility. Trump claimed that 'it certainly looks that way' when asked if Iran were the culprits, but tried to calm hostilities saying he did not want war
Rouhani remains stern in his denial, accusing Washington of "slander" while ruling out talks with the Americans until sanctions on the Islamic Republic are lifted.
Rouhani said: “While exerting psychological and economic pressure on the Iranian people, they want to impose maximum … pressure on Iran through slander.”
Now France has become the second Western ally to involve themselves directly, sending experts to Saudi Arabia to investigate the strikes.
Macron condemned the attacks and emphasised the need for stability in the Middle East.
Macron has sent investigators to Saudi Arabia (Image: getty)
Smoke billowing from the Aramco plant in Abqaiq (Image: getty)
The Elysee Palace said: “In response to a Saudi request, President Macron confirmed to the Crown Prince that France will send experts to Saudi Arabia to take part in