Trump hints at Iran’s role in Saudi oil attacks but says doesn’t want war Sep 18, 2019 0 212 12345 WASHINGTON/DUBAI: US President Donald Trump said on Monday said it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised fears of a new Middle East conflict.The United States was still investigating if Iran was behind the Saudi strikes, Trump said, but “it’s certainly looking that way at this moment.” Trump, who has spent much of his presidency trying to disentangle the United States from wars he inherited, made clear, however, he was not going to rush into a new conflict on behalf of Saudi Arabia.“I’m somebody that would like not to have war,” Trump said.Several US Cabinet members, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, have blamed Tehran for the strikes. Pompeo and others will travel to Saudi Arabia soon, Trump said.A day after saying the United States was “locked and loaded” to respond to the incident, Trump said on Monday there was “no rush” to do so.“We have a lot of options but I’m not looking at options right now. We want to find definitively who did this,” he said. (Reuters) RELATED ARTICLES Iran leader rules out US talks as tensions rise over Saudi attacks Sep 18, 2019 0 1119 Dutch Palestinian seeks damages from Israel’s Gantz Sep 18, 2019 0 274 HK leader to hold dialogue aimed at easing tensions Sep 18, 2019 0 1104 Saudi will defend its land, can respond to attack on vital facilities: King Salman dpa Cairo Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdelaziz said on Tuesday that the kingdom is able to deal with the effects of the “cowardly attacks” that targeted major Saudi oil facilities. In a cabinet meeting, the king said .. Air strikes kill 10 pro-Iran fighters in Syria: Monitor Beirut: Overnight air strikes killed 10 pro-Iranian Iraqi militiamen in eastern Syria, a war monitor said Tuesday, without specifying who carried them out. The strikes targeted “three positions of the (Iranian) .. Jordan says 153,000 Syrians returned home since October AFP Amman Around 153,000 Syrians have returned to their country from Jordan since the reopening of a key border post last October, the interior ministry said Tuesday. Of the 153,000 who returned via the Jaber post, around .. Merkel wants to keep Saudi Arabia weapons export ban in place dpa Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she currently sees no basis for lifting an export ban on weapons to Saudi Arabia. “At the moment, I see no precondition for the German government’s position .. Russia detains two N Korean vessels after one opens fire Reuters MOSCOW Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol, local media cited the Federal Security Service .. Grace Mugabe will keep her fortune, says Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa dpa Harare Grace Mugabe, the widow of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, will keep the fortune accrued by her family during her husband’s 37 years in power, authorities said on Tuesday. “President Emmerson ..