Eye9ja reports that the attacks on Saturday sent oil prices soaring and raised fears of a new Middle East conflict.
Eye9ja learned that Iran has rejected U.S. charges it was behind the strikes that damaged the world’s biggest crude-processing plant and triggered the largest jump in crude prices in decades.
The relations between the United States and Iran have, however, deteriorated since Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord last year and reimposed sanctions over Tehran’s nuclear and ballistic programs.
Washington also wants to pressure Tehran to end its support of regional proxy forces, including in Yemen where Saudi forces have been fighting Iran-backed Houthis for four years.
While speaking on the Saudi strike, President Trump said the United States was still investigating if Iran was behind the Saudi strikes, but “it’s certainly looking that way at this moment.”
“I’m somebody that would like not to have war,” Trump said.