In response to drone attacks against Saudi Arabian oil facilities over the weekend, the Trump administration is contemplating several different ways to retaliate against Iran, U.S. officials told NBC News on Tuesday.
U.S. intelligence says there is strong evidence that Iran was behind the attack, an accusation Tehran denies. During a national security meeting on Monday, Trump was presented with several ways the U.S. could target Iran, including a strike against oil facilities or a cyber attack, NBC News reports. Trump wants to avoid being drawn into a larger military conflict with Iran, the officials said, and asked for more options.
On Monday, Trump said the U.S. is prepared for war, but "we'd certainly like to avoid it," and he thinks the Iranians "want to make a deal."
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