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Trump Presses Saudi Arabia Over Oil as Relations Fray Further

  • Move adds to tensions following death of Jamal Khashoggi
  • U.S. has looked to Riyadh to offset sanctions on Iran oil
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President Donald Trump took aim at Saudi Arabia’s plan to cut oil production on Monday, injecting new tension into an already fraught alliance that has been clouded by U.S. concerns over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

Trump’s efforts to influence oil production threatens to further strain relations between the two historic allies, even as his administration continues to describe the Saudis as a crucial partner in a shared bid to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East.