President Trump says US ‘locked and loaded’ after drone attack on Saudi oil field

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White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that President Donald Trump has “many options on the table” in terms of what he could do to respond to what his administration has described as Iran’s role in a crippling strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil production this weekend. (CNN Photo)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — President Donald Trump says the U.S. has reason to believe it knows who was behind the attack on Saudi Arabian energy facilities and is “locked and loaded” depending on verification and other issues.

In tweets Sunday night, Trump says the U.S. is waiting to hear from the Saudis as to who they believe was behind the attack and, as he put it, “under what terms we would proceed!”

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack, but U.S. officials say Iran is responsible. Iran denies it.

The drone attacks hit Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil processing facility and a major oil field, halting production of 5.7 million barrels of crude a day. That’s about half of the country’s global daily output and more than 5% of the world’s daily production.

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