Sen. Graham Wants to Bomb Iran in Response to Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil
By Kurt Nimmo
Global Research, September 15, 2019
Following the early morning attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil processing facility—the largest oil processing plant in the world—and a similar drone attack at the Khurais oil field on Saturday, the neocon senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, has called for attacking Iran.
Although the Houthis claimed responsibility for the crippling attack, there is little evidence who is actually responsible. It is just as likely the Saudis did this to 1) ramp up hostilities against their arch enemy, Shia Iran, 2) jack up the price of oil, and 3) in the process make the impending Aramco IPO more lucrative. (Read more at https://www.globalresearch.ca/graham-wants-bomb-iran-response-houthi-attack-saudi-oil/5689229)
‘Maximum lies’: Iran rejects US’ claim it attacked Saudi oil facilities, warns it’s ready for war
15 Sep, 2019
Iran has rebuffed US accusations of launching a drone attacks that cut Saudi Arabia’s oil output in half. A senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander, meanwhile, has warned Washington that Tehran is ready for war.
Allegations that Iran was behind the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities are “unsubstantiated” and false, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi stated on Sunday. He also said officials in Washington are accusing Iran in order to tarnish its image on the world stage in preparation for “future actions” against Tehran.
The Americans adopted the ‘maximum pressure’ policy against Iran, which, due to its failure, is leaning towards ‘maximum lies’. (Read more at https://www.rt.com/news/468857-iran-us-drone-attack)
Trump says US ‘locked and loaded’ for potential response to Saudi oil attack
16 Sep 2019
US President Donald Trump said on Sunday (Sep 15) that the United States was “locked and loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, after a senior official in his administration said Iran was to blame.
Trump also authorized the use of the US emergency oil stockpile to ensure stable supplies after the attack, which shut 5 per cent of world production.
“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!” Trump said on Twitter. (Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/saudi-arabia-oil-attack-donald-trump-locked-and-loaded)
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