U.S President Donald Trump has said that there are a variety of options available, including war as a response to Iran sponsored attack against Saudi Arabia.
“There are many options. There’s the ultimate option and there are options that are a lot less than that. And we’ll see,” Trump told reporters in Los Angeles. “I’m saying the ultimate option meaning go in — war.” He said
Trump also said he has ordered U.S. Treasury to “substantially increase sanctions on the country of Iran!” He told reporters the unspecified economic measures would be revealed within 48 hours.
Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the attack and discussed in a phone call the need for a united diplomatic response to the incident, the two leaders’ offices said.
Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels had earlier claimed responsibility for the attack. But Washington and Riyadh have directly blamed Tehran.
Saudi Arabia had put on display drone and missile fragments that it said showed the attack was unquestionably sponsored by Iran. (NAN)