Senator Graham proposes bombing Iran’s oil fields to teach Tehran lesson after Houthi Saudi attack

Senator Graham proposes bombing Iran’s oil fields to teach Tehran lesson after Houthi Saudi attack
# 15 September 2019 01:36 (UTC +04:00)

Senator Lindsey Graham has accused Iran of looking to “wreak havoc in the Middle East,” and recommended that the US “put on the table an attack on Iranian oil refineries if they continue their provocations,” APA reports citing Sputnik.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, the Republican senator boldly argued that Iran would “not stop their misbehavior until the consequences become more real, like attacking their refineries,” which he said have the added benefit of “break[ing] the regime’s back.”

Known for his hawkish proposals regarding US interventions abroad, including repeated calls to bomb Iran, Graham has lobbied presidents going back to the George W. Bush administration to stage preemptive strikes against Iran and to “defend” US allies Saudi Arabia and Israel against “Iranian aggression.”

Graham’s comments were met with scorn and disbelief by many users on Twitter, with some accusing him of warmongering, or pointing out that the Houthi militia, not Iran, was responsible for the Saudi strikes.

Some users accused Graham of being deliberately provocative in an attempt to convince President Trump to pick him to be his national security advisor in the wake of John Bolton’s departure last week. Others asked how the US planned to “finance another war” amid its massive debt.

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