Trump says he does not want war with Iran, but says Tehran ‘likely’ behind attacks

President Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
President Donald Trump said on Monday it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, according to reports, as the world watches how the Kingdom and its allies may respond to Saturday's strikes.

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Oil Facility Attacks

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Oil Facility Attacks

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Aramco IPO

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