Pompeo calls Saudi oil field attack an ‘act of war’
Official sources told NBC News Tuesday that the Trump administration was weighing options for a retaliatory action against Iran
Sep. 18, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday accused Iran of perpetrating an “act of war” after weekend strikes on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, saying the attack had the “fingerprints of the Ayatollah.”
“This was an Iranian attack,” Pompeo told reporters after a flight to the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. “We were blessed there were no Americans killed in this attack, but anytime you have an act of war of this nature, there’s always a risk that could happen.” (Read more at https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/pompeo-heads-saudi-arabia-middle-east-tensions-grow-n1055206)
Trump Leaning Against Attacking Iran
Reports out of the White House suggest that President Trump is strongly leaning against attacking Iran, with officials saying he wants to keep up his campaign vows to reduce foreign entanglements.
With talk of a major fight with Iran over allegations of their involvement with a drone attack in Saudi Arabia, Trump is echoing the sentiments of a number of senators who also are concerned about the consequences of reckless US escalations in the region.(Read more at https://news.antiwar.com/2019/09/17/trump-leaning-against-attacking-iran/)