On Thursday, Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif gave a chilling warning of an "all-out-war" should the U.S. or Saudi Arabia attack Tehran in retaliation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed that Iran is responsible for the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, severely hitting countries relying on oil. In an interview with CNN that was released Thursday morning, Zarif said: "We don't want war but we won't blink to defend our territory."

This is their reply towards President Trump and his administration weighing in on their options as to how they'd respond to the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. These attacks were done through drone and missile attacks that destroyed two oil facilities in northern Saudi Arabia.

Last Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence had informed the public that Trump's national security team are going to meet on Friday for a conference regarding this issue. President Trump announced that he and the government will get to the bottom of this. Pompeo himself traveled to the region that day, slamming Zarif's warning as he finished the series of conferences set up with the leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as it is inevitable that the U.S. will not respond to these threats and attacks that are heavily affecting the country.

In a statement that Pompeo gave in his interview with reporters on Thursday, just before he left the UAE for Washington, he stated, "I was here in an act of diplomacy while the foreign minister of Iran is threatening all-out war and to fight to the last American."

One of President Trump's move, in order to avoid war, is to put sanctions on Iran. Though should anything happen, the U.S. will do something without hesitation as there are too many options to choose and the country has the ultimate option".

Democrats advised that President Trump seek congressional authorization before proceeding on any steps.