King Salman, US President Donald Trump discuss oil market in phone call

Riyadh: King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has received a telephone call from US President Donald Trump, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

President Trump discussed global crude oil prices with the Saudi monarch.

Saudi Press Agency reported the call between the two leaders late on Saturday night, saying “the efforts to maintain supplies to ensure the stability of the oil market and ensure the growth of the global economy were discussed by the two leaders.”

American officials acknowledged the call, but offered no details.

Trump, facing political pressure at home, has been calling urging the Opec to boost their production to lower global crude oil prices.

Benchmark Brent crude now trades above $80 a barrel.

Analysts say prices likely will go higher as American sanctions on Iran resume in November.

During the call, both leaders discussed the distinguished relations of the two nations and means of developing them in the light of their bilateral strategic partnership.

They also discussed developments in the region and the world.

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