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Trump says US ‘will help’ its allies after attacks on Saudi Arabia

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US President Donald Trump said on Monday that the US will help its allies in the Middle East, following the weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia's key oil facilities that slashed output in the Kingdom by half, equivalent to about five percent of global oil supply.

“Because we have done so well with energy over the last few years... we are a net energy exporter,” Trump wrote on a post on Twitter. “We don't need Middle Eastern Oil & Gas, & in fact have very few tankers there, but will help our Allies!”

President Donald Trump said Washington was “locked and loaded” to hit back.

US officials have accused Iran of being responsible for the attack on Saudi Arabia.