Saudi Defense Minister Turki Al-Malki said the attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities last weekend was “unquestionably” sponsored by Iran, yet he stopped short of saying that it was launched from Iranian soil. Although the Houthis — a Shiite militia at war with Riyadh in Yemen — claimed responsibility for the attack, Al-Malki said there was no way 18 drones and seven cruise missiles could’ve been launched from their direction.
How has Trump responded? By ordering more sanctions on Tehran, which denies the attack. Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence says a military strike is still possible.