White House Describes Saudi Oil Attack as “Their 9/11” | Vanity Fair

On Monday, the Trump White House appeared to compare the recent drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which did not result in any reported fatalities, to the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that left nearly 3,000 dead. After Donald Trump stirred outrage over the weekend for suggesting that he was awaiting marching orders from Mohammed bin Salman, the administration phoned Congress to brief lawmakers on the matter. During the call, Brian Hook, the administration’s special representative for Iran, reportedly told Capitol Hill staffers that Saudi Arabia—the country that produced the vast majority of terrorists who attacked the United States on 9/11—views said drone strike as “their 9/11.”

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