Saudi Arabia also called on the global community "to shoulder its responsibility in condemning the perpetrators" and "clearly confronting" those behind the attack. "We want to find definitively who did this", he said. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that his country won't negotiate with the USA on any level neither in NY or anywhere else.
There had been reports about a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, during the upcoming UN General Assembly this month in NY.
A picture taken on September 15, 2019 shows an Aramco oil facility near al-Khurj area, just south of the Saudi capital Riyadh.
Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world's largest exporter of oil.
A year to the day Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal, Iran warned it would begin enriching its uranium closer to weapons-grade levels.
As Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who carried a message from Trump on June 13, a Japanese oil tanker and another vessel came under attack.
"In return, we have to prove that the policy is not worth a penny for the Iranian nation", Khamenei said.
"Otherwise, no talks will happen. with the Americans", he said.
The U.S. administration has pursued a "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran that seeks to force it to abandon its nuclear program and make other changes. However, they were unable or unwilling to produce evidence as in previous cases concerning alleged Iranian perpetrators.
Saudi Arabia, which has bought huge quantities of U.S. weaponry, is considered a strategic ally in the region, second to Israel, another bitter foe of Iran.
For its part, Iran only claimed one attack during this period, the shootdown of a USA military surveillance drone it alleges entered its airspace on June 20.
He has indicated that he may no longer feel that restraint.
"I'm not looking to get into new conflict, but sometimes you have to", he said. "That was a very large attack, and it could be met by an attack many, many times larger".
The U.S. military also shot down an Iranian drone in July in what it described as an act of self defense.
"With all that being said, we'd certainly like to avoid it", Trump said.
Despite the existence of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), commodity cartels in general have had a poor record of elevating long-term prices beyond what markets will generate. "I think the market will be reacting on the situation based on the information that will be coming out from Saudi Arabia", Novak said.
Oil prices slid on Tuesday, although the market remains on tenterhooks over the threat of a military response to attacks on Saudi Arabian crude oil facilities that halved the kingdom's output and prompted a price spike not seen in decades.