A Dubai based news channel Al Arabiya English quoted US-based Iranian opposition coalition that Iran’s top leaders ordered and authorized the September 14 attack on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia.

The Deputy director of the US Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) in an interview with Al Arabiya English shared detailed intelligence purported to show the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched the attack from Iranian territory, and that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ordered the attack and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani approved it.

“Supreme leader Khamenei made the decision to make such an attack on Saudi oil installations,” said NCRI-US Deputy Director Alireza Jafarzadeh at the press conference.

Jafarzadeh said Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) met in July to discuss the issue and that top commanders of the IRGC were involved in the planning and implementation of the operation.

“The decision for this attack was taken in the Supreme National Security Council that is presided over by the regime’s President Hassan Rouhani. The regime’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is also a regular member,” said NCRI-US representative Soona Samsami at the press conference, adding that commander-in-chief of the IRGC Hossein Salami and commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force Qassem Soleimani were present. The plan was approved by the SNSC on July 31.

Jafarzadeh said IRGC commanders with expertise in missiles and drones convened to a base in Omidiyeh, Iran, to participate in the operation ahead of September 14. After the attack, the operational officers reported their activities to top Iranian military personnel.

The cruise missiles used in the attack were manufactured in the Parchin military complex in Iran, southeast of Iran’s capital city of Tehran, according to Jafarzadeh.

Jafarzadeh said the information comes from the MEK [Mujahedin-e Khalq] network inside Iran.

“The sources are inside the regime and within the IRGC and they are completely reliable,” said NCRI-US Deputy Director Alireza Jafarzadeh in an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya English.

The sources say both Khamenei and Rouhani were briefed on the details of the attack.

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