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Saudi Strike Hits Oil Prices
News Bytes 09/18/2019 57 Comments

The United States blames Iran for a fiery weekend attack on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The strike raises new war worries and has sent energy prices soaring. Iran denies responsibility, while President Donald Trump says the United States is ready to respond if necessary.

U.S. officials released satellite images of damage to Saudi Arabia’s crucial Abqaiq (ubb-KAK) oil processing plant and a key oil field. They say the attacker made use of multiple missiles and drone aircraft.

The United States claims the pattern of destruction suggests the attack did not come from neighboring Yemen, as Iranian-backed rebels there claim. A Saudi military spokesperson agrees, claiming "Iranian weapons" made the assault.

Iran rejects the charges. A government spokesperson says now there is "absolutely no chance" of a meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and President Trump at the United Nations General Assembly next week.

Tensions in the Middle East have increased ever since President Trump re-imposed sanctions on Iran.

One U.S. official says President Trump is considering dispatching additional military resources to the Gulf—but that no final decisions have been made. An aircraft carrier is already in the area, as well as fighter jets, bombers, survey aircraft, and air defenses.

U.S. officials say that the damage done to the north-facing parts of the facilities suggest the attack came from Iraq or Iran. 

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi denied the U.S. claims again on Monday. He tells journalists the accusation is "condemned, unacceptable, and [absolutely] baseless."

(Smoke from a fire at the Abqaiq oil processing facility fills the skyline, in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, September 14. Al-Arabiya via AP)

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1st comment

This doesn't sound good at all. I really wish that people would stop hurting others. Can't they see the damage they are doing? I mean, high energy prices are going to affect everyone, not just Saudi Arabia.

1st Comment!!!

Iran. well that's a good choice i mean they probably did it. and they wont admit anyway I hope they or whoever did it will stop! and there won't be a World war!
We must remember that in the muslim religion there korhan seas that once they start a war with the world and turn the world muslim then there god will cone back. This is sad hope they come to there sense and Jesus comes SOON!!

OhNo!

This does NOT sound good.

@ Nadia A

It is sad! They are making choices that hurt themselves, really, since oil prices affect everyone like Lena said. Their hope in Islam is false, and they aren't really accomplishing anything at all!

@ Bella C

I know!! I wish they would listen to the misionaries we send them!
we must pray for the believers that are there in Iran.

who is ready?

So the raid of area 51 is in two days who is ready for that news bite?

Pffft.

Ha. That's not gonna happen. Just a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. Nobody's really going to storm Area 51.

Why Iran?

Why does everyone keep on blaming the Iranians? Not all of us are evil. I recently just turned from the muslim religion over the summer. Though it makes about as much sense as the christian religion . Though i do agree that it is not right for people to hurt others because you may not just effect the people that you are targeting. And do not get me wrong i love god and all that he does. i just do not..................understand. Fully, yet. And what is Area 51

@ Abex

Abex. Do you live in Iran? And if you have any questions about Jesus Chris and the christian relationship feel free to ask me anything!
'And. Do you have a bible?

@ Abex

What don't you understand?

@ Abex M.

Congrats on turning to Christianity, that is so exciting! And don't put a ton of pressure on yourself to understand everything about God and/or the Bible (not that you are, just saying). Once again, congrats! I really hope that this will be encouraging, I'm not trying to boss you around or judge you or anything.

Oh no

It seems like an event like this could be used to justify going to war, similar to the gulf of Tonkin incident or the destruction of the USS Maine. We definitely shouldn't be pointing fingers until we have substantial evidence. After all, going to war with Iran is a terrible terrible idea.

@Abex M

I think Iran has done things similar to this in the past(I may be wrong) and because the leaders want someone to blame they choose Iran.
P.S. congrats on becoming a Christian!

@ Abex

Congratulations on become beliver! I am praying for you!

This is really close to the

This is really close to the 11, the day the terrorists came and destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City.

thank you

Thank you. I just moved from
Iran by the way. I did not really enjoy it there but everyone has a different opinion. I am happy that the religion that I turned to has such kind fellow believers. ALso christians don't force change they except all people. Even people from the very religion that they dislike. All my people ever did is say that they wanted to destroy all religions that did not praise Allah and help people get to heaven. Sorry. But know i am one of you and hopefully my father will stay a converted Muslim. Why does your God want a sinner whos only purpose is to destroy his people?

AND I STILL DO NOT KNOW WHAT

AND I STILL DO NOT KNOW WHAT AREA 51 IS

@ Abex M.

God loves us very much and wants everyone to come to Him, even the worst of sinners. I am not sure I will ever understand why God loves us so much. All I know is that we are created in His image and He loves us and wants us to share in eternal life with Him. Also, God can forgive anything. Does that answer your question?

Yes! Thank you. And by the

Yes! Thank you. And by the way my name is Ali.

@ Ali

our God Jesus christ Love us all and knew that we were doomed to die in hell so he came down and died willingly for even the worst of sinners. He Loves everyone with the same wonderful Love from the worst murderer and criminal to the sweetest little baby. 100's of criminals have come to Christ after they have killed christians after they have seen the forgiveness of the family. take the thief on the cross next to Jesus all he said was "Lord remember me when you go into your kingdom." When he said Lord he accepted him as Lord and savior. Reading the bible helps you understand the love of God. Always remember that Jesus loves you and he cares about everything that your going through, I hope that help. any more questions? ; )

@ Ali

Glad that answered your question! I hope and pray that God will continue to bless you and your family as you seek Him.

Thank you.(dhanyavad)!!!!!

Thank you.(dhanyavad)!!!!!!111

Before I met any Christians

Before I met any Christians like you i thought that you all were like this one girl i knew at school. She was against indians, iranians and, arabians. so i was not on her like list. Every time i came through the door she would sing "prince ali mighty is he ali ababwa" off of that movie aladdin. i did not enjoy being mocked so i asked her to stop and she said that she was a christian and she believed in women's rights and she thought that since you were a christian she could not speak to muslims. or boys. so i was ignored. that day i swore to myself that i would not speak to another christian let alone become one. but know i am happy to find some like you. But i believe in women's rights i mean just because you are not a girl doesn't mean that you would treat one badly.

@ Ali

I'm sorry about what happened with the girl at your school. It's not fun to be mocked or teased because of your culture. It's never happened to me before, but it might once I'm in college because not everyone there will be Christian depending on what college I go to.

@ Ali

I don't think that girl was a Christian. The bible tells us to share the gosple and live like christ . I am a girl and I believed in woman's rights but I will still talk to boys or anyone who has an open hart to the gospel. I have been made fun of buy unbelievers before and it hurts. But I take it too the lord and forgive the one who mistreeted me.

@ Ali

What made you desire to become a Christian?

I met this elderly gentleman

I met this elderly gentleman at a grocery store. He was from Iran just like me and my family so I had great desire to speak to him. Then while I was talking to him I noticed a shiny necklace around his neck it had a cross. On it. So I asked him about it. He explained it to me and I felt something deep inside telling me that the words that he spoke were truth not the corrupt things that i was believing. My dad and sister pulled me away telling me not to believe in lies like that. Soon with my attitude my dad became curious and we went to our very first church service. not in iran of course. My sister still has not converted and i am not sure that she ever will. But I am trying to do everything of my will to learn more of God.

I met this elderly gentleman

I met this elderly gentleman at a grocery store. He was from Iran just like me and my family so I had great desire to speak to him. Then while I was talking to him I noticed a shiny necklace around his neck it had a cross. On it. So I asked him about it. He explained it to me and I felt something deep inside telling me that the words that he spoke were truth not the corrupt things that i was believing. My dad and sister pulled me away telling me not to believe in lies like that. Soon with my attitude my dad became curious and we went to our very first church service. not in iran of course. My sister still has not converted and i am not sure that she ever will. But I am trying to do everything of my will to learn more of God.

@ Ali

Praise the Lord! what did he tell you?

@ Ali

what do you want to know about God?

He didn't say much he just

He didn't say much he just took my Qur'an and replaced it with pocket bible. I wanted to know how he made people so brave

@ Ali

Christians may seem brave. But it is really Christ that streanthens us to do what he asks us.
So did you ask Jesus to come into your heart and live?
If you have that bible I urge you to read the books 1 Corinthians , 2 Corinthians and the book of James. First you should read the book of john it tells you of the life and love death and birth of Jesus christ . Is there anything else you would like to know.

@ Ali

Did he tell you how to become a christian and how to live for Christ.
Here is a website to a. Hristan pastor you can look up what Chanel on your TV to watch him. It will change your life for Christ forever and help you to live for God. Pleas look at it. Where do you live. Like what county? WWW.sonlifetv.com

I will look into it. It is

I will look into it. It is probably very inspirational since every other word you say is inspirational. My computer will probably allow it and if not I will find another way just like the way I got to Jesus. ILLEGALLY! My sister is considering Jesus but she still says that Allah will forever curse me and I will never see the light of Heaven. I always respond "Okay, if you wish that upon your little brother go on and wish it. " she still talks about eliminating me some how. She said that her people (muslims) will rise and destroy me. The grave is already calling out to me and it will soon have me in the middle of the night when a child of Allah puts me in the right place. The ground. Scary, right. I think so. I do forgive her and love her even though she completely loathes me. I know that you must forgive but uhhhhhhhhhh! My dad is soft and does not get any of us into trouble but he never helps you out of it. Like the girl at my school. She is still preaching of God. But hates me. Okkkkkaaaaayyy>? He does not really care. A guy could kill me and he wouldn't notice. Ever since my mom died. Sadly, she died a Muslim.

@ Ali

I was reading this today in the bible. John 15: 18-20it says: if the world hate you you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world the world would love its oun but because you are not of the world therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said unto you the servant is not greater than his lord if they have persecuted me then they will also persecute you. If they have kept my saying they will keep yours also. That was from the bible. That's a difficult situation your in and you must see it as it is... a battle. You are a christian and you have Jesus your sister is not a christian and she is fighting agansed what seams like you but is acushaly Jesus that is in you. She is fighting a battle that she cannot win. You must hold fast to Jesus and you will make it through. Just keep trusting him to see you through. Keep praying tell him how you feel . God is your father always remember that. He wants you to talk to him as you would your best friend. Remember God is your father and Jesus is your brother and best friend he will never let you down. Just keep praying and reading your bible. Find other believes ask them to pray for you. Pray for your sister. Remember Jesus is with you. He loved you more than anyone could ever love you . I am praying for you that you may be streanthend by this. Also the bible tells us that everything that we go through will work out for the good of those who love him. It also says that he will not let anytng happen to us that we will not be able to bare. This vers is from the bible psalm 46 be 1-2 it sayes God it's our refuge and streanth and a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear though the earth be removed and the mountains be carried into the mids of the sea. Tell the lord how you feel he will help you. I hope that is a help to you.

@ Ali

Others have gone through what you are going through even from the beginning of the world. King David wrote about his experience and cryed out to the lord in psalm 31 I will try to type it out but I don't know it I can now. Pleas read it it will give you strength.
Jesus was persecuted to the point of death . So for believes it should be considerd an ohner to suffer for him. Just hold to God's unchanging hand.

@Ali

I will pray for you and your family.

Thank you nadia and lena!!!!!

Thank you nadia and lena!!!!!!!!! I will not forget you or your amazing words.

Thank you nadia and lena!!!!!

Thank you nadia and lena!!!!!!!!! I will not forget you or your amazing words.

and everyone else for their

and everyone else for their prayers and for calling me ALi

and everyone else for their

and everyone else for their prayers and for calling me ALi. I have a new strength!!!

@ Ali

It has been an honor. Pleas feel free to ask or tell me anything I will try to help you.

@ Ali

I m praying for you. And your sister.

@ Ali

I agree with Nadia, it has been an honor to hear (well, read) your story . Thank you for sharing it! I am praying for you as well and sincerely hope that your sister becomes a Christian. And I am so sorry about your mom.

This is Afareen, Ali's older

This is Afareen, Ali's older sister. I want any communication to stop. Thank you for your sorrow. But it sould be me feeling sorry for you. Hell is wating for you and my stupid brother.

@ Afareen

Don't worry about your brother. He is in Good hands. Christ has forgiven him and he can forgive you too. He has forgiven me. And I am praying for you.

Go on ahead. See if I care.

Go on ahead. See if I care. My brother lost would kill me. But Allah has probably already judged. He is already basically dead.

@ Afareen,

You may serve a god of judgment but your brother serves a God of mercie , Grace and love.
what has Allah ever done good to you?

हे भगवान हमें अकेला छोड़ दो

He has done wonderful things! Even for your people. I mean he could easily destroy you if he wanted to but he has not yet. Allah has created my brother and his mind if he wants to save him he will. Even though my brother is very much unsavable. He should be lucky if Allah even would like to forgive him. Which he will not if he continues to listen to your false teachings. He is away right now and he does not even know that I am writing these words. And he will not because I will tell father that this is no longer a safe website for Ali to be in. It is Christian. Father will immediatley remove it and all will be well. I cannot belive you people trying to convience everyone that what you are saying is true. Well i will not give in. And do not pray for me or ALi . You are only cursing us in the name or Allah.

@ Afareen

As Ali's Sister in Christ I am going to pray for him. Christ has done much more wonderful things than hold people under fear of death. He saved me form sin, then he gave me a clean heart. He loves me more that anyone could. He will never leave me or fail me. As a christian I will continue to Pray for Ali and for you. I am not Afraid of Hell or death. Christ conquered Death when he died and shed his blood for me on the Cross. I love him because he first Loved Me. He loves YOU too. He is nocking at the door of your heart. Pleas. Don't baan Ali from WorldTeen he is new in the faith and needs encouragement. Give a little grace sister.

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