January 2019 - the Houthis successfully deployed a drone to assassinate officers of the Saudi-led coalition, killing five and wounding at least 20 military personnel at Yemen's Al Anad airbase.
IRNA separately reported Wednesday that Iran's first delegation for the annual United Nations event had not left Iran due to not having visas.
"This is the kind of weapon the Iranian regime and the Iranian IRGC are using against the civilian object and facilities infrastructure", he said, using an acronym for Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard.
The new stage of the long-running US-Iranian standoff has raised speculation over whether it will lead to conflict. Saturday's attack on the heart of the Saudi oil industry drove tensions to new heights.
Speaking just before landing in Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo - while broadly echoing Maliki's claims on Iranian involvement - signaled he was working to build worldwide diplomatic pressure to deter Iran.
A senior United States official called for a UN Security Council response to the attacks, although success is unlikely because diplomats say Russian Federation and China - who have veto powers are likely to shield Iran.
Pompeo said flight patterns suggested the attack did not come from the south, which is the direction of Yemen, and that the USA intelligence community has "high confidence" the weapons used were not in the Houthis' arsenal.
The Houthis are one of several militias Iran supports around the region, from Lebanon to Iraq.
Following US allegations against Iran regarding involvement in attacks against two oil facilities of Saudi Arabia, Tehran has sent a political note to the American side. Since becoming Iran's president in 2013, Rouhani has spoken each year at the General Assembly.
Reuters news agency quoted an adviser to Iran's president as saying the briefing showed Saudi Arabia "knows nothing" about the attacks.
The Houthis had struck Saudi Arabia before with a ballistic missile in November 2017 outside of Riyadh, yet it did little damage as it was intercepted by air defences, while drones have proved more successful. Brent edged higher on Wednesday after tumbling Tuesday as Aramco said it had revived 41% of capacity at the crude-processing unit.
"Production will be back to normal by the end of September".
"I have good news for you. the oil output to global markets is back to what it was before the attack", he said.
"The IPO will continue as is, we won't stop anything", said Aramco chairman Yasir al-Rumayyan.
Already frayed US-Iran ties deteriorated further when Trump quit the nuclear pact and reimposed sanctions, severely hurting the Iranian economy.
A USA official told Reuters the strikes originated in southwestern Iran.
On Saturday, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the United States should mull bombing Iranian oil refineries.
Mr Trump himself has hinted at possible military action against Iran, suggesting his country was "locked and loaded" - a message echoed by vice-president Mike Pence today.
At the same cabinet meeting, Iran's defense minister, Brig.
In remarks on Tuesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei slammed the US' bid for talks with Iran as a trick, stressing that Iranian and U.S. officials will not hold negotiations whatsoever, either in NY or anywhere else.
Meanwhile, the state-run Saudi Press Agency carried a statement Wednesday saying the kingdom had joined a US -led naval coalition to secure the Mideast's waterways.