Trump: US 'Locked And Loaded' After Attack On Saudi Oil Field

"WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Sunday evening tweeted that the US has "reason to believe that we know" who is responsible for an attack on a Saudi Arabian oil field and the country is "locked and loaded depending on verification" following the crippling strike.

"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!" Trump said.

Trump's tweet, which appeared to raise the specter of a US military response, served to ratchet up tensions in a region already on edge after Saturday's audacious attack on the Saudi oil field."

Paul LeBlanc, Kylie Atwood, Jeremy Diamond, and Sarah Westwood report for CNN September 16, 2019.


"Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities Knock Out Half The Kingdom's Supply" (Reuters)

"Two Major Saudi Oil Installations Hit by Drone Strike, and U.S. Blames Iran" (New York Times)

"Saudi Oil Attack Roils Global Energy Markets; Trump Says U.S. 'Locked And Loaded'" (USA TODAY)

"Biggest Oil Price Surge Since 1991 As 'Locked And Loaded' U.S. Points Finger At Iran For Attack" (Reuters)

"Trump Authorizes Use Of Emergency Oil Reserve After Saudi Attacks" (The Hill)

"Oil-Price Shocks Underscore Case for Climate Policy, EU Commissioner Says" (Bloomberg)

Source: CNN, 09/16/2019