Following a drone attack on a major Saudi Arabian oil facility on Sunday, President Donald Trump said the United States was “locked and loaded.”
The attack — which the Trump administration is blaming on Iran — has cut into global energy supplies by halving the kingdom’s oil production.
Trump wrote on Twitter: “Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. 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!”
The president’s tweet follows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s assertion Saturday that Iran was squarely to blame for the attack on key Saudi oil infrastructure, and comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S.
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