Saudi Arabia defends OPEC+ oil cut decision as ‘purely economic’
America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia must be ‘recalibrated’: John Kirby
National Security Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby discusses the Biden administration’s relationship with Saudi Arabia following OPEC’s decision to cut oil production.
Saudi Arabia is pushing back against accusations that OPEC+’s decision to cut oil production earlier this month was politically motivated against the United States.
The Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday that the OPEC+ decision, announced on October 5, was "purely economic" and taken unanimously by all member states of the oil conglomerate.