Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Trump says Saudi King wouldn't last two weeks without USA support

Trump called King Salman on Saturday to discuss efforts to maintain supplies to ensure oil market stability Trump called King Salman on Saturday to discuss efforts to maintain supplies to ensure oil market stability
Lisa Bryan | 04 October, 2018, 06:59

Oil prices edged up on Wednesday on expectations of tighter markets once USA sanctions target Iran's petroleum industry from next month, although a strong dollar and rising United States crude supply curbed gains. However, analysts are warning prices could go up to $100 a barrel as the world's production is already stretched and Mr. Trump's sanctions on Iran's oil industry take effect in early November.

Trump continued the pressure campaign at a campaign rally in MS on Tuesday, where he offered some details about the conversation. He returned to the theme Tuesday night in Southaven, Mississippi, mentioning both Japan and South Korea. Would you say they are rich? Mr. Trump asked the cheering crowd. But I said, 'King, we're protecting you. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. "You have to pay". Last year Trump made Saudi Arabia his first stop on his maiden worldwide trip as a president.

Trump's remarks followed a conversation between him and the Saudi monarch on Saturday.

Russia and Saudi Arabia are pumping an extra million barrels of crude daily and the Russians could add another 200,000 to 300,000 barrels within a "few months", Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. Riyadh has worked to cultivate warm relations with Mr. Trump after having rocky moments with former President Barack Obama.

Trump made Saudi Arabia his first stop on his maiden worldwide trip as president previous year, shortly before Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia imposed a blockade on Qatar, alleging support of terror organisations and decrying what they see as its close relationship with Iran. His administration, particularly his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has sought a close relationship with King Salman's son Mohammed bin Salman, the country's crown price and next in line to the throne.


After all, Brent surged to $85 per barrel in recent days, evidence that oil traders are not convinced about OPEC's strategy.

The report is an indication that Saudi Arabia was trying to respond to pressure from President Trump to lower oil prices.

The country's record high oil output remains the 10.72m barrels per day it produced in November 2016.

Trump has also pressed other U.S. allies, such as Japan, South Korea and Germany, to take more of the financial burden of their defence. It was around $50 (€43) a year ago.

Just a few days after the Algiers meeting, Trump blamed OPEC for high oil prices at the UN General Assembly in NY. "Nobody should like it", he said.

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