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Trump Gets Oil Traders' Attention Over Call With Saudi King

  • Brent crude surged Friday to a 4-year high above $83 a barrel
  • President criticized OPEC, high oil prices earlier this week
King Salman bin Abdulaziz
King Salman bin AbdulazizPhotographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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Donald Trump spoke on the phone Saturday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, days after the U.S. president’s latest criticism of OPEC over high oil prices.

The pair discussed efforts to maintain supplies to ensure the stability of the oil market and growth of the global economy, plus the strategic partnership between the two countries, Al Arabiya TV reported, without providing more details. The White House said Trump and the King spoke on “issues of regional concern.”