China opposes any action escalating tension in Middle East

China opposed any action that may intensify events in the Middle East, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said on Monday.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks at a press briefing when responding to the recent air strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

Iran has been accused of being behind the recent attacks in Saudi Arabia and the Red Sea.

The recent accusation from the U.S. blamed Iran for the drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil installations, which Iran has denied.

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"In the absence of firm conclusions, it is irresponsible to assume who should be responsible," Hua pointed out.

She also called on related parties to avoid radical actions and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability.

(Cover: Smoke billows from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq about 60km southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia's eastern province on September 14, 2019. /VCG Photo)