He’s changed his tune now as he waits to “hear from the Kingdom” regarding a response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities.
Donald Trump insisted that Saudi Arabia “fight their own wars” — or “pay us an absolute fortune to protect them.” But that was in 2014, when Barack Obama was president. On Sunday he said the U.S. is “locked and loaded,” waiting to “hear from the Kingdom” about who was responsible for the attack Saturday on Saudi oil facilities.
As it turns out, the U.S. didn’t wait for “the Kingdom” but instead informed the Saudis on Monday that Iran was responsible for the attack. But the Saudis said American officials failed to provide enough proof that Iran was responsible, The Wall Street Journal reported. Iran has denied responsibility. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the attack was an act of self-defense by the Yemeni Houthi rebels in response to being bombed by the Saudis.
Where is Yemen?
Yemen is a country south of Saudi Arabia
The Houthi insurgency in Yemen is also known as the Houthi rebellion, Sa’dah War, or Sa’dah conflict, was a military rebellion pitting Zaidi Shia Houthis against the Yemeni military that began in Northern Yemen and has since escalated into a full-scale civil war.
Yemen is not in Iran!