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Trump says that “it certainly seems” that Irán is aacute; after the attack on the refineries saud & iacute; es

September 16, 2019


The US president, Donald Trump, said Monday that “it certainly seems” that Iran is responsible for the drone attacks last Saturday against two Saudi refineries that forced half of the country's daily crude production to stop.

“Well, it seems that way,” Trump said when asked if Iran was responsible for the attacks, although he has said below that they are still waiting for a definitive confirmation that demonstrates this implication.

“We will inform you when we know for sure. Right now it is being checked,” he added. “We think we know who he was. It seems that most likely it was Iran,” he explained.

Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has had a telephone conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, in which he has assured him that Washington is already studying all available response options, reports the Saudi news agency SPA. Esper has transferred the “absolute support” of the United States to Saudi Arabia to Bin Salmán.

Also the Republican spokesman in the US Senate, Mitch McConnell, has held Iran responsible for the attack and has requested an international response. “I hope that our international allies will join us in imposing consequences on Iran for this reckless and destabilizing attack,” he declared in parliamentary session.