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US ‘locked and loaded’ in wake of Saudi oil field attacks: Trump

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September 15, 2019 | 10:57pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday evening stated the US is “locked and loaded” and able to intervene with whoever is behind the drone assaults on Saudi Arabia’s oil provide.

“Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked,” the president stated in a collection of tweets.

“There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!”

Early on Saturday, two main Saudi Arabian oil services had been set ablaze in a coordinated drone assault, forcing the dominion to close down half its oil manufacturing and sparking fears of a giant bounce in oil costs.

Leaders of the Iranian-backed Houthi insurgent group claimed duty for the assault on the Abqaiq refinery, saying they launched drones from 500 miles away in Yemen.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismissed the Houthis’ declare and blamed Iran for the strike, tweeting Saturday, “There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.”

Iran on Sunday denied the US claims that it was behind the drone assaults on the biggest oil refinery on this planet and threatened to retaliate on American forces overseas if the US takes navy motion.

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