I told Saudi king he wouldn't last without USA support

Trump: Saudi King wouldn't last 'two weeks' without US support

US President, Donald Trump, says Saudi Arabia will not survive without Washington's backing.

"Mr Trump is very angry with some countries for not being able to replace the Iranian oil and has expressed this anger in his remarks to the Saudi king and to OPEC for not increasing output", he said.

The Saudi state news agency SPA said Trump called King Salman on Saturday to discuss efforts to maintain supplies to ensure oil market stability and global economic growth.

The Trump administration has been criticizing Saudi Arabia for high oil prices. Trump said, in his -N General Assembly speech in NY last month, that OPEC members were ripping off the rest of the world.

-Saudi Arabia appears to be bowing again to pressure from Trump. Would you say they're rich? King Salman but I said, 'King, we are protecting you.

However, the downside of keeping the strategy secret is that if the oil market doesn't know about it, or the fact that Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation made a decision to ramp up production, then the effect on prices is muted.

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"We protect Saudi Arabia", Trump proclaimed at a rally in Southaven, Mississippi.

Brent crude oil was trading at $84.65 (£65.09) per barrel this afternoon, having dropped from a high of $85.33 earlier in the day and near the four-year high it reached on Monday. 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. Since the kingdom rebuffed his calls last month for a rapid production increase to offset the impact of sanctions on Iran, the president has amplified his rhetoric.

Saudi Arabia's oil output has reached record highs - and the country could further boost production next month as USA sanctions on Iran edge closer.

He further added, "we defend many of these nations for nothing, and then they take advantage of us by giving us high oil prices".

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. Not good. We want them to stop raising prices.

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