Saudi Arabia Torches Biden For Trying To Pressure OPEC Into Not Cutting Oil Production Before Midterms | Eastern North Carolina Now | Saudi Arabia slammed President Joe Biden’s administration in a statement Wednesday for trying to pressure OPEC+ into not cutting oil production before next month’s midterm elections, saying that the decision would have had “negative economic consequences.”

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    Saudi Arabia slammed President Joe Biden's administration in a statement Wednesday for trying to pressure OPEC+ into not cutting oil production before next month's midterm elections, saying that the decision would have had "negative economic consequences."

    The Saudi-led OPEC+ oil cartel announced earlier this month that member states would cut oil output by 2 million barrels per day starting in just a couple of weeks, which triggered backlash from the Biden administration.

    Biden responded to the announcement that there would be "consequences" for Saudi Arabia's actions, although he did not give specifics. The New York Times reported that Biden "expressed openness to retaliatory measures offered by congressional Democrats such as curbing arms sales or permitting legal action against the cartel."

    The administration wanted Saudi Arabia to wait another month until OPEC+ members were expected to meet again on November 3rd to make any decisions. That date is just days before the U.S. midterm elections.

    Saudi Arabia released a statement Wednesday expressing its "total rejection" of claims that the decision was "politically motivated" against the United States. Saudi Arabia voted this week at the United Nations to condemn Russia for annexing territories in Ukraine.

    "The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would also like to clarify that based on its belief in the importance of dialogue and exchange of views with its allies and partners outside the OPEC + group regarding the situation in the oil markets, the Government of the Kingdom clarified through its continuous consultation with the US Administration that all economic analyses indicate that postponing the OPEC+ decision for a month, according to what has been suggested, would have had negative economic consequences," Saudi Arabia said in the statement.

    Adel Al-Jubeir, the Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, dodged a couple of questions during a CNN interview this week about whether the kingdom was worried by threats from Biden, but he did address threats from Democrats to freeze arm sales to Saudi Arabia and pull U.S. troops out of the country.

    "What I can tell you is that the sale of defensive weapons to Saudi Arabia serves the interests of the U.S. and serves the interests of Saudi Arabia and serves the interests of security and stability in the Middle East," he said. "The presence of American forces in the Middle East has been here for many, many decades. They are here to protect the stability and security of the Middle East and the stability and security of the United States."

    "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the U.S. have had a very strong relationship for eight decades," he continued. "They have been very close partners in fighting extremism and terrorism and maintaining stability and security in defending the region. And have been very close allies in terms of economic and trade, an investment and we hope that this relationship we'll look forward to this relationship continuing for the next eight decades."

    The decision by OPEC+ to cut oil production comes as the Biden administration was quietly pressuring the kingdom to increase its production of oil to lower fuel prices ahead of the election since U.S. families have suffered at the pump throughout the Biden-era.

    "So Joe Biden refuses to say whether he would support cutting off arms supplies to Saudi Arabia after the Saudis rejected his request to increase oil supply in a slowing economy - a request made for a specified period of time, until right after the election," Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro responded. "This looks an awful lot like the president of the United States threatening to remove weaponry from a purported ally unless that ally performs actions that help that president politically in advance of an election. Wasn't Trump impeached for that?"

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In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
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Considering that Joe Biden is considered by so many to be the Imposter President: Is he actually knowledgeable enough, wise enough, patriotic enough to be this Constitutional Republic's president at this difficult point in these tumultuous times?
  Yes, Mr. Biden is thoughtful and kind, and just so different from the "Orange Man".
  No, this representation of "president" is either too corrupt, too stupid, or both to be a real president.
  I just want the fun guy, who knew how to make stuff work back.
647 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


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Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
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