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Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday.

China could be the biggest loser from the Saudi Arabia oil attack

An expert told Business Insider that China has been the largest buyer of Saudi oil since 2009 and could be most impacted by a halt to oil exports.

The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act

The US is publicly and in leaks to the press making the case that Iran struck Saudi oil sites, but it remains unclear what the next step will be.

Iran could be risking war over the Saudi oil fields because it deliberately wants to spike up the price of oil

If Iran was responsible for the shocking attack, it falls in line with a pattern of dangerous escalations to harm the US for its harsh sanctions.
A composite image of US President Donald Trump, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Trump says he has ‘a lot of options’ to punish Iran if it was behind the Saudi oil attacks. He doesn’t.

Trump has repeatedly said he doesn't want to get the US into another war, and looks to have already exhausted all economic and diplomatic routes.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a meeting with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on September 16, 2019.

Trump boasts the US is ‘very high on ammunition’ while discussing prospect of war with Iran after Saudi oil field attacks

Trump said it's "looking" as though Iran is responsible for the Saudi oil field attack but said he doesn't "want war with anybody."
President Donald Trump (R) meets with Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the Oval Office at the White House, March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.

If US claims of how the Saudi oil attack went down are true, then the failure to prevent it is a huge embarrassment

Questions have been raised how the US military missed 17 strikes fired through the best-defended and most intensively monitored airspace on earth.

Iran could take advantage of Trump’s wishy-washy response to the Saudi oil field attacks

Whether he's offering peace or leveling threats, Trump's inconsistency on Iran gives US allies and Tehran myriad reasons to doubt his words.

The devastating attack on Saudi oil plants confirms the worst fears about low-tech drones in the wrong hands

"This attack confirms some of the worst fears among militaries and law enforcement as to just how much damage one can do," an expert told Insider.
Official spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Malki speaks during a news conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on September 16, 2019.

Saudi Arabia says Iranian weapons were used in attacks on oil plants and that the attacks did not originate in Yemen

Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but the US and Saudi Arabia are disputing that.
A Hezbollah fighter stands in front of anti-tank artillery at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border, July 29, 2017.

A US strike on Iran would be disastrous for the region — and likely for the US

The US is accusing Iran of attacks on a key Saudi oil facility. Experts warn a US strike on Iran would be counterproductive — even dangerous.