translated from Spanish: Trump claims U.S. is ready to respond after attack on refineries in Saudi Arabia

This Saturday saw an attack that hit two oil refineries in Saudi Arabia, self-awarded by Houthi militias in Yemen, apparently in response to the bloody war that has taken place on their land and which has provoked one of the most ayores humanitarian crises of recent years. Faced with this latest action, Donald Trump, President of the United States, and close to the Saudi regime, declared that he is ready to respond to the attack on the State-owned Aramco company, and that to do so only the approval of the Saudi kingdom is lacking. As the representative often does, he used his Twitter account to mention his position on the subject, writing that «Saudi Arabia’s oil supply was attacked. There is reason to think that we know the culprit, we are loaded and ready, pending verification, but we are waiting to hear from the kingdom about who they think was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!» In this sense, the US stance would be that Iran would be behind these facts, through alleged support for Yemen’s Houthi rebellions that claimed the attacks. But on his side Tehran was categorical in rejecting any connection to the fact and also warned the U.S. that its military bases and ships «are within reach of our missiles.» Refinery owner Aramco will need to reduce production by 50% after attacks by ten drones, which could affect global fuel supply as it is considered the largest oil company globally. Trum wrote about it that «based on the attack on Saudi Arabia, which may have an impact on oil prices, I have authorized the release of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, if necessary, in a sufficient amount to keep markets well-stocked.» He added that «I have also informed all appropriate agencies to accelerate pipeline approvals currently in the permit process in Texas and other states,» which is expected to generate a wave of protests from the environmental organizations and the population that is against climate change.

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