"Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy", Mike Pompeo said on Saturday afternoon in the US, following one of the most brazen attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure in history.
Half of the kingdom's production was affected after 10 explosive drones hit Abqaiq and Khurais.
Aramco convened an emergency meeting to assess the situation, and said it hopes to have lost output back online within "days". The company is still evaluating the damage at Abqaiq, which the head of Rapidan Energy Group in Washington reminds you is "the single most valuable piece of real estate on planet earth".
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"Today, President Trump spoke with Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman to offer his support for Saudi Arabia’s self-defense", White House spokesman Judd Deere said, adding that "the United States strongly condemns today’s attack on critical energy infrastructure".
It looks like Pompeo (a notorious Iran hawk in his own right, if not quite on par with the recently dismissed John Bolton), is prepared to suggest the strikes were launched from Ira
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