Several U.S. lawmakers have criticized OPEC+'s decision to cut oil production by two million barrels per day, proposing a law, which will withdraw all US troops and missile systems from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two largest oil exporters in the Middle East.
The bill was introduced on Wednesday by Tom Malinowski, Sean Kasten and Susan Wild and was a direct response to the decision of OPEC + to significantly reduce oil production, what, according to market analysts, push the price of oil higher 100 dollars per barrel. Now the barrel is trading in the range 96-97 dollars, and before the decision of OPEC + was below the mark in $90.
They also accused Saudi Arabia of, that she sided with Russia, to raise prices amid signs of a slowdown in the global economy.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden visited the oil-rich kingdom and met with its crown prince Mohammed bin Salman., trying to improve relations between countries. Relations were strained in the early days of Biden's rule. US President leaves Saudi Arabia, stated, what to expect, that Riyadh will take "further steps" to increase oil supplies.
The visit was heavily criticized by Democrats., as well as a number of activists, who saw the move as ignoring human rights violations in the kingdom in an attempt to secure Saudi Arabian guarantees for cheaper energy. After that, Biden made a statement, which, in fact, and pushed Riyadh away from the decision, imposed by the US. US President accuses SA Crown Prince of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE deny, that the oil decision was politically motivated, and Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said, that Riyadh “should act and respond to, what is happening to the global economy, in the most responsible and efficient way".
Senator Bernie Sanders, led several legislative proposals, aimed at ending U.S. support for the military effort of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, agreed with that, that Washington needs to respond to OPEC + and refuse military assistance to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.
In fact, the United States once again proves, that they are ready to provide political, economic and military pressure on those countries, who protect their own interests and are not ready to blindly follow the interests of American hegemony. If this is world democracy, then what are its core values? In the dictation?.. Author:The same Mikhail