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President Trump notes on the consequences for Iran after attacks on Saudi oil facilities; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.
President Trump said on Monday that it “looked like” Iran was responsible for the weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil supply, and talked, that, until the United States makes the military-but said he wanted to avoid”,” the war.
“Well, it looks so,” the President told reporters at the White house on the question of whether Iran was responsible. “We will let you know, and that’s final.” He added: “This is tested, right now.”
Iran has denied involvement in the attacks, which came as tensions rise over Tehran’s unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.
SAUDI ARABIA OIL FACILITY ATTACK FROM IRANIAN SOIL, U.S. OFFICIALS SAY
The President said the United States would not be retaliation options, until he was “the final proof” Iran is responsible.
In a meeting with Bahrain’s crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Trump spoke to the United States in their weapons systems, including fighter jets and missiles. He said the United States “is willing,” in order for a conflict than any other country in history.
“With all that being said, we would certainly like to avoid it,” he said to a conflict.
He added: “I don’t want to war with anyone.”
DAMAGE FROM THE IRAN-LINKED DRONES-ATTACK ON SAUDI OIL FACILITY ARE RECOGNISED IN THE SATELLITE IMAGES
Yemen, Iran-supported Houthi rebels, said it launched the drone attacks on the world’s largest oil-processing plant in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking a huge fire, and hold over half of the deliveries from the world’s largest exporter of oil.
The attacks marked the latest of the many drone attacks on the Kingdom of the oil infrastructure in the last few weeks, but easily the most damage. They expressed concerns about global oil supply and could lead to a further escalation of the tensions over the Persian Gulf in the midst of a growing crisis between the US and Iran over the troubled nuclear deal
The fire led to the suspension of an estimated 5.7 million barrels in crude oil supplies, as Saudi officials said a part would be offset, with piles. Saudi Aramco, the state oil giant planned to have updated information in the coming days.
The Minister of defense Mark Esper visited an emergency National Security Council meeting on Sunday in the White house along with Vice President Pence, where military options were discussed, officials said on Fox News.
On Monday afternoon, Esper, said on Twitter he returned to the Pentagon from the White house meeting, where Department of Defense leadership discussed the situation. The defence Minister said, he spoke with the crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, and the Iraqi defense Minister al-Shammary about the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
“The United States military, and our interagency team is working with our partners to tackle this unprecedented attack and defend the said rules-based international order, undermined by Iran,” Esper.
Earlier Monday in Austria, energy Secretary Rick Perry put the blame for the attack directly on Iran.
“I would like to stress once again that the United States wholeheartedly to Iran condemned the attack on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and we urge other Nations to do the same,” Perry told reporters. “This behavior is unacceptable. It is unacceptable, and they must be held responsible.”
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.