U.S. President Donald Trump today warned that there will "be a bad problem for Iran if something happens", in response to a reporter's question in the White House about attacks on oil tankers in the territorial waters of United Arab Emirates.
Early Sunday morning four commercial vessels, were targeted with "sabotage" as the UAE government later described by unknown attackers. It is not clear where and how exactly the incident took place, since UAE has not released any details.
Saudi Arabia also announced on Monday that two of its tankers suffered sabotage, in UAE waters, without providing any details.
"If they do anything, they will suffer greatly," Trump said."We’ll see what happens. It’s going to be a bad problem for Iran if something happens. I hear little stories about Iran...They are not going to be happy people," he added.When asked to elaborate, he said: "You can figure it out."
Trump was meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Iran is pressed extremely hard bu U.S. sanctions and the latest military moves announced last week. The U.S. announced sending a carrier group task force and bombers to the Middle east.