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Saudi Arabia instructed the US to avoid conflict with Iran during a meeting in August

From CNN's Pamela Brown, Barbara Starr, and Kylie Atwood

When Prince Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi deputy defense minister and former Saudi ambassador to the US, met with senior administration officials at the State Department, the Pentagon and the CIA in late August, he gave a clear message: don't start a military conflict with Iran.

The Saudis want the US to keep up the economic squeeze on Iran and are wary of any action that might start a conflict it could get dragged into, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.

That message has taken on new significance in light of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Saudi Arabia this week to talk to the Saudis about a response to the attack on its oil refineries. President Trump wants the Saudis to take the lead in any response, since it was an attack on their soil.

Read more at: https://www.cnn.com/middleeast/live-news/trump-iran-sanctions-saudi-oil-attack/h_c7516fe2395bd0f0f684599f7deeecef

"Instructed", that sounds like giving orders again "to some"....

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"Instructed", that sounds like giving orders again "to some"....

Yep, a manipulative tendentious word choice. If anything like this happened, "advised" or "requested" would be the truthful and accurate words.

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