Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Shows Attack Site Damage as Iran Pledges Tough Defense

Workers are seen at the damaged site of Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi ArabiaKHURAIS, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Friday took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities.

Dem Rep: Iran’s Attack on Saudi Arabia Was Trump’s Fault

'Iran needs to be checked' but 'we are where we are because of the actions of Donald Trump'

Rep. Jim Himes (D., Conn.) said during an appearance on Morning Joe Thursday morning that the attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia as an "act of war," but pushed back against U.S. involvement and said Iran was acting out because President Trump walked away from the nuclear agreement. 

New York Times Recycles Analysis on Iran

Both pieces quote extensively from Trump administration critics

Iranian President Hassan RouhaniThe New York Times recycled analysis of the Trump administration's claims of Iranian bellicosity, publishing two pieces just months apart raising questions about whether President Donald Trump's accusations against the Khamenei regime could be trusted given his tendency to stretch the truth.

Dem Sen Says U.S. Provoked Iranian Oil Field Attacks

CNN host: 'Are you somehow victim-blaming here for this?'

Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) said during a Wednesday interview with CNN host John Berman that Iran's recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil fields were triggered by United States sanctions. Berman then wondered whether Kaine was "victim-blaming" by saying the attacks were provoked.

Saudi Oil Attacks Came From Southwest Iran, U.S. Official Says

Fires burn in the distance after a drone strike by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saudi company Aramco's oil processing facilities, in Buqayq, Saudi ArabiaWASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East.