Trump has yet to demand payment for keeping U.S. troops in the oil-rich region, but the USA president did urge them to lower oil prices in return for security last week.
"I love the king, King Salman, but I said, 'King, we're protecting you, '" Trump says at a campaign rally in MS, without elaborating on when he spoke to King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Mississippi, Trump said, "I love the king, King Salman, but I said, 'King, we're protecting you". Saudi Arabia was the U.S. leader's first stop during his first worldwide tour as president previous year.
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Since 2009, UN staff working in the United States have brought their partners into the country without showing a marriage license. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert declined to address the policy at her regular briefing with reporters Tuesday.
As oil prices have risen above US$80 a barrel, Trump has heaped more pressure on the world's top exporter of crude to do more to subdue the market and reimburse the costs of American military presence in the region.
"If Iran is under sanctions, the price of oil would rise and Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia can not do anything to supply additional oil to the market", Iran's OPEC governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili was quoted as saying by SHANA, the oil ministry's news agency.
Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported that the pair discussed efforts to maintain supplies to ensure the stability of the oil market and the growth of the global economy. 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.
Saudi Arabia welcomed Mr. Trump for his first overseas trip as president. The price hit $85.45 on Monday, its highest since November 2014.
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Contactée par mail, le Tour européen PGA a répondu qu'il allait " enquêter " sur l'incident, ce qui " prendrait quelque temps ". Expatriée en Egypte , elle était revenue en France pour assister à la compétition.
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in NY last month, Trump accused OPEC members of "ripping off the rest of the world".
USA crude inventories rose by 907,000 barrels, the American Petroleum Institute said on Tuesday, ahead of Wednesday's official supply report due at 1430 GMT.
The US military was stationed in Saudi Arabia from the first Gulf War against Iraq in 1990 to 2003, when then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced pullout. South Korea and Japan also have the U.S. to thank for stability in the Asian region, according to Trump, who previously demanded increased payments from U.S. allies to keep American bases in their countries.
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She said she had been too busy to watch the speech on TV but added: 'There are one or two things Boris said that I'm cross about. Northern Ireland has had no functioning government for almost two years, preventing the Assembly from sitting.