Deescalation: Trump Doesn’t Want “War With Anyone”, Wants “Definitive Proof” Iran Behind Attacks
With the war drums beating loudly ever since Mike Pompeo accused Iran of launching the drone strike that crippled Aramco oil production, moments ago the odds of an imminent war with Iran de-escalated materially after President Trump said it was “looking like Iran was behind this weekend’s attacks” on Saudi oil facilities, but added that “he doesn’t want to go war with anyone.”
“It’s certainly looking that way at this moment,” Trump says in response to a question whether Iran was responsible for the attacks.
“I don’t want to have war with anybody” but our military is prepared, Trump says at the White House, where he was meeting with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Furthermore, the president said the US is not looking at retaliatory options until he has “definitive proof” that Iran was responsible for attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
Still, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that the US “is prepared” if the attacks warrant a response.