The United States President, Donald Trump has accused the Islamic Republic of Iran of possible responsibility of the drone attacks on the refinery plants at Khurais and Abqaiq of Saudi Arabia.
It will be recalled that the US president did not mention Iran but wrote on Twitter handle that he had “reason to believe that we know the culprit” behind the series of attacks on the Abqaiq facility, which is the world’s largest petroleum processing plant.
Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2019
Speaking further Trump said “we pretty much already know” but that Washington still wanted more proof. “We want to find definitively who did this.”
“With all that being said, we’d certainly like to avoid” war, he said. “I don’t want war with anybody but we’re prepared more than anybody.”
Meanwhile, several people have described Trump as being torn between two political and character traits that are starting to define his foreign policy.
Here are tweets as follows
Going to war against Iran on behalf of Saudi Arabia — a non-treaty ally led by a murderous dictator who butchered a Washington Post journalist and has slaughtered millions of Yemenis but who “pays cash” at Trump properties — would corruptly betray our Constitution and our country
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) September 17, 2019
Saudi Arabia is not an ally in any sense of the word and it is INSANE that US President would defer to them on what to do in a crisis or go to war (a holy war for radical Sunnis, that has nothing to do with US) on their command.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) September 15, 2019