Johnson also stressed the need for a diplomatic response to the heightened Gulf tensions [Hannah McKay/Reuters]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the United Kingdom will consider taking part in a US-led military effort to bolster Saudi Arabia’s defences, as he accused Tehran of being behind this month’s attacks on two major oil facilities in the kingdom.

The UK had previously held back from attributing blame for the September 14 attacks on the Saudi Aramco plants – responsibility for which was claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who have been locked in a war with a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2015.

The United States and Saudi Arabia have dismissed the Houthis’ claim and say Iran was responsible for the attacks, a

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