Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Iran’s attacks on Saudi Arabia last weekend to be “an act of war” on Sunday, suggesting that the United States is willing to significantly ramp up its aggression towards Iran.
Pompeo’s remarks came in response to Iran launching attacks against Saudi oil sites, which knocked out 5% of the global oil supply. Fox News reported that U.S. officials indicated that “Iranian cruise missiles and drones were both used in the attack on the two Saudi Arabian oil facilities, and that they were fired from inside southwest Iran.”
Pompeo told CBS News’ “Face The Nation” that it was “a sophisticated attack” and that “the United States will respond in a way that reflects that act of war by this Iranian revolutionary regime.”
“This was an attack by Iran on the world. This was an act of war,” Pompeo continued, noting that it was “the largest attack on the global energy supply I think in all of recorded history.”
Pompeo told host Margaret Brennan that the U.S. is prepared to respond in a way that “reflects that act of war by this Iranian revolutionary regime” and “we’re prepared to do the things we need to do to try to deter Iran from this kind of behavior.”
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