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Saudi King would not last 'two weeks' in power without USA support

Saudi King would not last 'two weeks' in power without USA support

Trump added that he had spoken to Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday to make the same point, the AFP news agency reported.

Oil prices have been climbing as buyers have already started steering clear of Iran before the implementation of US sanctions starting November 4.

US President Donald Trump (C) receives the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud medal from Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (R) at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh on May 20, 2017.

Reuters reported on Wednesday that Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia struck a private deal in September to raise oil output to cool rising prices and informed the United States before a meeting in Algiers with other producers. Trump said. "I love the king, King Salman, but I said, 'King, we're protecting you".

Criticizing America's longstanding military relationships with allies has been a hallmark of Mr. Trump's presidential campaign and his time in office. Would you say they are rich?

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Trump made Saudi Arabia his first stop on his maiden worldwide trip as president past year. 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.

The presence of the USA military in Saudi Arabia, home to the two holiest sites in Islam - Mecca and Medina - was strongly objected to by most of the world's Muslim population, according to opinion polls published by Gallup in 2009.

On Wednesday, Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih confirmed the increase in supply, telling reporters that Saudi output now stands at 10.7 million barrels per day (mb/d), right around the country's all-time record high. A barrel of oil now costs about $75, continuing a steady increase over the past year. The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S.is $2.88, up from $2.55 a year ago, according to AAA. "Nobody should like it", he said. "We defend many of these nations for nothing, and then they take advantage of us by giving us high oil prices".

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. "Not good. We want them to stop raising prices, we want them to start lowering prices", he said.