Iran warns against war as US and Saudi weigh response to oil attack


Iran warns against war as US and Saudi weigh response to oil attack

Iran warned United States President Donald Trump on Thursday against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has described the weekend strike that initially halved Saudi oil output as an act of war and has been discussing possible retaliation with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies.

Trump on Wednesday struck a cautious note, saying there were many options short of war with Iran, which denies involvement in the September 14 strikes. He ordered more sanctions on Tehran. Read more

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