Trump hints at war: Attack hits Saudi Arabia plant, oil prices soar

Trump hints at war: Attack hits Saudi Arabia plant, oil prices soar

- US President Donald Trump says that his military is 'locked and loaded' following drone attacks in Saudi Arabia

- A petroleum processing plant in the country was hit by an attack, and Trump says the US knows who the culprit is

- This has sparked fears of war as the prices of crude oil drastically increased after the incident

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!

United States President Donald Trump is adamant that America's military is 'locked and loaded' to take action after drone attacks.

The Guardian reports that a petroleum processing plant in Saudi Arabia had been hit, seeing one of the world's largest petroleum facilities impacted, disrupting more than half the nation's oil output.

This will have a universally adverse effect on the globe's supplies, with the price of crude oil skyrocketing overnight.

Trump took to social media to discuss the incident, adamant that America is poised to retaliate.

PAY ATTENTION: Do you want to know what's trending on Briefly.co.za? Join our WhatsApp group today.

READ ALSO: President Ramaphosa to foreign nationals: Obey South Africa's laws

The president claimed that the culprit behind the attack is known to the US government, saying:

"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!"

Aljazeera reports that the US is adamant Iranian forces were behind the attack, but the country's Brigadier-General Amir Ali Hajizadeh denied this, saying that neither party wants a war:

"Neither us nor the Americans want a war. When these contacts come too close, when forces come into contact with one another, it is possible a conflict happens because of a misunderstanding. Of course some forces facing each other in the field could do something by which a war could start. We have always prepared ourselves for a full-fledged war."

Briefly.co.za gathered that this is the first time Donald Trump has alluded to potential military action in response to the attack, which saw oil prices soaring with a 20% increase.

Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!

Source: Briefly.co.za

Mailfire view pixel