Trump says Saudi King wouldn't last two weeks without U.S. support

Trump says Saudi King wouldn't last two weeks without U.S. support

He returned to the theme Tuesday night in Southaven, Mississippi, mentioning both Japan and South Korea. At a rally in MS on Tuesday, he said the Middle Eastern country wouldn't last two weeks without USA military protection.

Trump has yet to demand payment for keeping USA troops in the oil-rich region, but the United States president did urge them to lower oil prices in return for security last week. Mr. Trump asked the cheering crowd. And I love the King ...

"If we look at the two countries' rise of production in comparison to their commitments in the Declaration of Cooperation, we see Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation have had respectively a 346,000 and 250,000 BPD output rise, and this production rise is a violation to the (OPEC) agreement on output cut", Kazempour Ardebili said. "You have to pay for your military, you have to pay'".

Trump made Saudi Arabia his first stop on his maiden global trip as president a year ago.

President Trump said, "we protect Saudi Arabia".

The US military was stationed in Saudi Arabia from the first Gulf War against Iraq in 1990 to 2003, when then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced pullout. Riyadh has worked to cultivate warm relations with Mr. Trump after having rocky moments with former President Barack Obama.

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Trump did not say when he made those remarks to the Saudi monarch. Commodity trading company Trafigura forecast Brent crude oil could hit $100 by the end of the year, and Bank of America isn't far behind with a $95 price forecast, although for the second quarter of 2019.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman traveled to Kuwait last weekend to speak with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, reportedly about increasing oil production. That would be just short of the record high for Saudi output of 10.72 million bpd in November 2016.

USA gasoline prices are up ahead of November midterm elections.

Kazempour Ardebili, Iran's representative on OPEC's board of governors, said that USA sanctions on Iranian oil were "impossible", and called on Trump to return to the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in NY last month, Trump accused OPEC members of "ripping off the rest of the world". "Nobody should like it", he said. They partially relaxed the cut in June, under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to cool prices.

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