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Trump ‘locked and loaded’ as Tehran blamed for swarm of drones that knocked out half of Saudi’s oil output

DONALD TRUMP has taken to twitter to launch a war of words on Tehran suggesting the Islamic Republic is behind a high tech drone strike on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

The US President tweeted: “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!

Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the culprit may have been Iran.

Mr Pompeo tweeted: “Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy.

“Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.

“There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.

However, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi dismissed the remarks as “blind and futile comments”.

He added: “The Americans adopted the maximum pressure policy against Iran which, due to its failure, is leaning towards maximum lies.”

Head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps Aerospace Force Amirali Hajizadeh stated belligerently that the Islamic Republic was ready for a “fully-fledged” war.

He added: “Everybody should know that all American bases and their aircraft carriers are in a distance of up to 2,000km (1,250 miles) around Iran and are within range of our missiles.”

Half of Suadi Arabia’s oil output has been affected adversely by the strikes.

This sums up as five per cent of the world’s daily oil supply and there is a fear of a hike in prices amid shortage of the hydro carbon.

One twitter pundit Pouya Alimagham gave their ‘translation’ of the President’s belligerent words: “My translation: “As a candidate, I blamed #SaudiArabia for 9/11.

“As president, I sold it $110 billion worth of arms, yet our Saudi client-state knows how to use those arms only on #Yemen so I guarantee the world’s most retrograde dictatorship by fighting its fight against #Iran.”

Trump was back on Twitter later saying, “The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, “No Conditions.” That is an incorrect statement (as usual!).

He allayed fears that the incident may cause a shortage of oil saying, “Based on the attack on Saudi Arabia, which may have an impact on oil prices, I have authorised the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, if needed, in a to-be-determined amount….

To prevent fear that the US would see a spike in oil prices the US President also tweeted, “Plenty of oil!”

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