"I don t think they re ready yet but they ll be ready", Trump said. But the president, seeking a narrowly focused response that wouldn't draw the USA into broader military conflict with Iran, asked for more options, people briefed on the meeting said ...
Earlier on Tuesday, the Iranian supreme leader said any direct negotiations with Washington were out of the question.
Tehran has repeatedly rejected such a meeting.
The US military, he said, was working with its partners to "address this unprecedented attack".
Iran responded by scaling back its commitments under the landmark accord, which gave it the promise of sanctions relief in return for limiting the scope of its nuclear program.
During a news conference in Riyadh on Wednesday, the Saudi defense ministry showed surveillance footage of the missiles traveling south from Iran and remnants of some of the Iranian drones used in the attack, they said.
The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump reinstated sanctions on Iran past year after withdrawing from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.
The Trump administration is attempting to pin down blame for the oil-field attacks over the weekend.
"I'm not looking to get into new conflict, but sometimes you have to", he said. Iran has 1 step for United States: return to the nuclear deal.