Gas prices expected to rise after attack on Saudi oil facility

Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump for'Pimping Out US Military for Saudi Arabia

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran met in Ankara on Monday and agreed to try to ease tensions in northwest Syria's Idlib region, but disagreements between the countries appeared to linger, especially over the threat from Islamic State.

They have attacked Saudi oil facilities before, but USA officials said on Sunday that they believed the drones and missiles did not originate from the south or south-west, and instead were launched from the north or north-west.

A day after the attacks, the White House had said Trump could meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY next week.

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday that Germany was working with its partners to find out who carried out the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, adding the incidents posed a danger of the situation escalating further.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the USA adopted a policy of "maximum pressure" on Iran.

"Iranian officials will never talk to America. this is part of their (US) policy to put pressure on Iran. their policy of maximum pressure will fail", he said.

Iran denies involvement in the attacks, which disrupted global oil supplies.

"All indications are that weapons used in both attacks came from Iran" rather than Yemen, said Turki al-Maliki, spokesman for a Saudi-led military coalition.

Trump, alternating between aggressive and nonviolent reactions, said the United States could respond "with an attack many, many times larger" but also "I'm not looking at options right now". "Whether this is a short or long term trend will be determined by the price of crude oil prices and how quickly the facilities in Saudi Arabia can recover and get back online".

According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide is $2.56.

US President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, September 16, 2019.

Furthermore, he pointed out that Yemen's Houthis have claimed the responsibility of the attacks.

This image provided on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, by the US government and DigitalGlobe and annotated by the source, shows a pre-strike overview at Saudi Aramco's Abaqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia. But "satellite imagery can't show you where the attack originated from", said Joe Bermudez, an expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies who examined the images.

"Otherwise no negotiation will take place" between officials from the Islamic republic and the United States "at any level, whether in NY or anywhere else".

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