it's a possibility
BY TOM O'CONNOR ON 9/18/19 AT 1:29 PM EDT
Saudi Arabia has officially blamed recent attacks against key oil sites in the kingdom on its top rival, Iran, which has said it was prepared for a potential conflict, though it sought to avoid such an outcome.
Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Maliki, a spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition battling the Ansar Allah, or Houthi, Zaidi Shiite Muslim movement in Yemen, hosted a press conference Wednesday in which he presented a range of weaponry allegedly used in Saturday's attacks on the Abqaiq oil-processing site and nearby Khurais oil field. He attributed the weapons, which included 18 drones and seven land-attack cruise missiles, to "the Iranian regime and the Iranian IRGC," a reference to the elite Islamic