US official to ABC: Iran attacked Saudis from its territory. Trump holds fire

Iran launched nearly a dozen cruise missiles and more than 20 drones from its territory in the attack on key Saudi oil facilities in Saturday, a senior Trump administration official told ABC News on Sunday night. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the assault, but the senior US official said that was false. “It was Iran. The Houthis claim credit for something they did not do.” President Donald Trump tweeted that there was “no evidence the attacks came from Yemen,” adding “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!”

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14 thoughts on “ US official to ABC: Iran attacked Saudis from its territory. Trump holds fire

  • Sep 16, 2019 @ 10:41 at 10:41
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    Oh look – Trump is proposing a mutual defense treaty to the Saudis as well!

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    • Sep 16, 2019 @ 11:58 at 11:58
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      He’s not very good with maps.

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  • Sep 16, 2019 @ 13:29 at 13:29
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    Israel & Saudis have to do their own attack as I believe Trump is not reliable, giving Bolton sudden departure.

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  • Sep 16, 2019 @ 15:03 at 15:03
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    Is Cowardice contagious ? Did D.Trump get infected from B. Netanyahu ?!

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  • Sep 16, 2019 @ 15:33 at 15:33
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    War-mongers beware.

    Bolton was a loose cannon … literally. He had his place at the table until he proved to be very dangerous to world peace.

    Iran is testing the limits and always has been. Trump really trying to find a way through the woods without war was an honorable effort. That Iran has never sought peace is not to be held against a goodwill effort to save the innocent from harm in any general conflict.

    That said, I believe Iran has now discovered the limit and will be punished severely for crossing the line, but I still doubt bombs will rain down on Teheran or the IRGC.

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    • Sep 17, 2019 @ 7:45 at 7:45
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      I concur with some of your thoughts. Bolton was a neocon from GW Bush’s presidency and we know how that went. He deserves no place at any table, he has his own radical views on how the world should look and I don’t like his view, neither did Trump. Whether Trump will unleash on Iran after his locked and loaded comment remains to be seen. A war with Iran will not be time limited and it will engulf the entire region. IMHO.

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    • Sep 16, 2019 @ 20:42 at 20:42
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      Sorry, your dispensational/futurist bent disqualifies the veracity your opinions out of hand.

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  • Sep 16, 2019 @ 17:20 at 17:20
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    The action and reactions of free world in response to adventurism of Islamic republic of Iran, has evaporated the hope of Iranians who would like to see change of regime in Iran, plus the mindset of opposition to regime is based on politics of four generations ago. The paramount factor of time is in Iran’s favor.

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  • Sep 16, 2019 @ 18:20 at 18:20
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    No One Respects Iran Shiia Regime Caliphate Lack of Honesty & Vision! Old Men Following Old Shiia Failures Dating Back to Losing since 632 AD-CE. Let Them Remain A Piracy Parricide Parasite Living Off Remarkable Persian’s People!

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  • Sep 16, 2019 @ 18:35 at 18:35
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    Good to see the “Tyranny Of Iran’s Shiia Regime” that will Not Survive Keeping the Remarkable Persia True Righteous Iran’s Territory Belonging to The Remarkable Persian People!

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  • Sep 17, 2019 @ 10:10 at 10:10
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    The counter-revolution is now inevitable. Gd bless the Shah we want to see what a descendent of Esther is capable of!!!

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    • Sep 17, 2019 @ 10:14 at 10:14
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      I believe a Sunni-Shiite alliance against terrorist Revolutionary Guard and other trouble makers should be in the making.

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