Asked if Iran was responsible, President Trump said, “It’s looking that way.” But he stopped short of a definitive accusation.
Mr. Trump also said that he would “like to avoid” a military conflict with Tehran, but warned that the U.S. was prepared for war if necessary.
While the Saudis said they would “forcefully respond to these aggressions,” they also stopped short of directly blaming Iran and did not call for immediate retaliation.
Go deeper: We analyzed satellite photos, comparing them to independent sources, to determine what they show about the attack and what they leave unclear.
Impact:Oil prices jumped faster than at any time in over a decade. The attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq plant, which accounts for 5 percent of global oil supplies, and a nearby facility took 5.7 million barrels a day of production offline for at least a few days.