Biden Tried To Coerce Saudi Arabia to Cut Oil Prices Until After Midterm Election
(TargetLiberty.org) – On October 5, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced its resolve to cut back oil production, reducing its daily output by two million barrels. The revelation caused many to speak out about the move, which will likely negatively affect gas prices. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the move is a clear indication the coalition is “aligning with Russia.”
On October 11, President Joe Biden said during an interview with CNN that Saudi Arabia would face consequences for the move, but fell short of saying exactly what would happen. The US leader said he would be working with Congress on the issue.
The Foreign Ministry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia quickly released a statement saying the decision to cut production was not proof of any allegiance to Russia but a unanimous decision by all OPEC members. The announcement said the US administration suggested postponing the decision until November, but doing so would have negative economic consequences.
A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the statements issued about the Kingdom following the OPEC+ decision. pic.twitter.com/Bo7JVPDzFo
— Foreign Ministry 🇸🇦 (@KSAmofaEN) October 12, 2022
White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby added to Biden’s statement during the interview, saying the president is reconsidering US/Saudi relations to make sure it aligns with America’s “national security interests.”
Do you think the Biden Administration was purposely trying to put off the cut until after the midterms?
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