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US «Locked & Loaded» for Response after Saudi Oil Strike

US «Locked & Loaded» for Response after Saudi Oil Strike
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By Staff, Agencies

US President Donald Trump says that the United States is “locked and loaded” for a possible response to the recent Yemeni drone operations on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.

Trump took to Twitter on Monday, saying that Washington has a "reason to believe that we know" who is responsible for the attacks carried out against the kingdom’s key oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais on Saturday.

Trump tweeted,

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!

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put the blame for the operation on Iran, claiming,

Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia” and that “there is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.

Tehran, however, dismissed the allegation, saying Washington seems to be shifting from a failed campaign of “maximum pressure” to one of “maximum lying” and “deceit” against the Islamic Republic.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet that

US & its clients are stuck in Yemen because of illusion that weapon superiority will lead to military victory.

Yemen said it used 10 drones for Saturday’s operation, which was one of their largest retaliatory attacks ever inside the kingdom.

The Yemeni army has said the raids were carried out on the back of an intelligence operation and in cooperation with “certain honorable and freedom-seeking individuals within Saudi Arabia.”