I think a military attack on Iran would be proportionate: Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump says any American military attack on Iran would be proportionate to the attacks carried out on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.
U.S. President Trump said "Iran appears to be responsible" for last weekend's attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but said he would not rush to respond, as efforts to determine who was behind the attacks continued.
"Do I want war? I don’t want war with anybody. I’m somebody that would like not to have war," Trump said.
Meeting with Bahrain's Crown Prince Selman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa at the White House, Trump answered questions posed by reporters about the attacks on oil fields in Saudi Arabia and Iran's possible role.
Trump, who had earlier said that the U.S. is "locked and loaded," spoke more cautiously in his remarks during a meeting with Bahrain's Crown Prince.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Saudi Arabia with a delegation in the coming days, Trump said, adding that the U.S. has not promised to protect Riyadh in the event of an attack but could help.
Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn on Monday afternoon, Trump, asked about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly blaming Iran for the attack on the Saudi installations, replied: "I think we're the same. I think we just want to find out the final numbers and see."