Iran denied the attacks Based on its military assessments and the ranges of the

Iran denied the attacks based on its military

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to Iran. Iran denied the attacks. Based on its military assessments and the ranges of the previous attacks on Saudi, cruise missiles have vastly different ranges, with some traveling a couple hundred miles while the U.S. made Tomahawk missile has a range of more than 1,000 miles. “Iran’s Tasnim New Agency, affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, in 2015
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quoted then- Deputy Defense Minister Mohammed Eslami as saying the Ya Ali outstripped other Iranian cruise missiles with a range on 435 miles.” Saudi Arabia is trying to build a case against Iran that it was behind the attacks, and at the same time leave room for diplomacy. President Trump has ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to “substantially increase” sanctions on Iran in the wake of the attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Trump wasn’t assuming Iran was responsible, but it clearly looked like Iran was responsible for the attacks. The two attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities knocked out 5.7 million barrels a day of production. Knowing
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  • Fall '17
  • Gary Schauer
  • Fiscal Year, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Aramco

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