Conway: Trump keeping 'many options on the table' on Iran retaliation, meeting with Iranian leaders

Conway: Trump keeping 'many options on the table' on Iran retaliation, meeting with Iranian leaders
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Counselor to the President Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway hits Trump on 9/11 anniversary: 'The greatest threat to the safety and security of Americans' Juan Williams: Swamp creature at the White House Oversight Democrats press for probe into possible Hatch Act violations MORE on Sunday demurred on Sen. Lindsay Graham’s (R-S.C.) call to bomb Iranian oil fields but said the Trump administration will “keep many options on the table.”

Graham called for such an attack following a drone attack on Saudi oil fields and an oil production facility. Iran-backed Houthi rebels took credit for the attack.

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“This president and his national security team keep many options on the table particularly when it comes to retaliating against malign behavior,” Conway told “Fox News Sunday” guest host Bill Hemmer.

Conway added that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE and his national security team “don’t sit around and say ‘let’s study it, let’s have a commission on it’… Secretary Pompeo went right out and pointed the finger at the aggressor here.” Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoHillicon Valley: FBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election to undermine Biden | Treasury Dept. sanctions Iranian government-backed hackers Treasury Dept. sanctions Iranian government-backed hackers The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - Pence lauds Harris as 'experienced debater'; Trump, Biden diverge over debate prep MORE placed the blame entirely on Tehran, not mentioning the Houthis and saying “there is no evidence the attack came from Yemen” where they are based.

Conway also demurred when asked about comments by Trump indicating he might be willing to meet with Iranian leaders.

“You don’t sit down and meet with people unless you have all these other accoutrements around the relationship … the president will always consider his options [but] we’ve never committed to that meeting,” she said.

“I’ll allow the president to announce a meeting or a non-meeting,” but “when you attack Saudi Arabia [and] critical infrastructure to the global economy—you’re not helping your case much,” she added.