Saudi king 'might not be there for two weeks' without U.S. support

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While the kingdom's ties with the USA have improved under Trump, Tuesday's remarks were unusually harsh and appeared to question the stability of a monarchy in power since the 1930s. Would you say they're rich? Crude inventories in the world's largest economy increased at five times the pace predicted in a Bloomberg survey, fueled in part by rising imports and a dip in foreign demand for American oil.

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in NY last month, Trump said OPEC members were "as usual ripping off the rest of the world". "But I said 'King - we're protecting you - you might not be there for two weeks without us - you have to pay for your military, '" Trump said to cheers at a rally in Southaven, Mississippi.

The president did not specify when he made the remarks, but was likely referring to a weekend call with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

Saudi Arabia was the USA leader's first stop during his first worldwide tour as president previous year.

Traders said the rising stocks were partly due to a relentless increase in United States crude oil production, which has jumped by a third since mid-2016 to a record 11.1 million bpd.

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Crude seesawed near a four-year high as Iran's dwindling presence in global markets overshadowed the steepest increase in US oil stockpiles since March 2017.

The presence of the U.S. 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.

It remains to be seen if Trump can convince the Saudis to take a more aggressive line, although it should be noted that Saudi Arabia's decision to increase production by 300,000 bpd from August levels is not trivial.

Speaking at a West Virginia rally for local candidates of his Republican Party on Saturday, the president also criticised Japan and South Korea over the same issue.

He further added, "we defend many of these nations for nothing, and then they take advantage of us by giving us high oil prices". 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. "We want them to start lowering prices and they must contribute substantially to military protection from now on". Not good. We want them to stop raising prices.

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