Joe Biden reported asked Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich kingdom, to delay its plans to cut oil production until after the midterm elections.
The oil-rich kingdom rejected Biden’s request and led an OPEC+ decision to cut oil production.
Biden responded, “There’s going to be some consequences for what they’ve done with Russia.”
He accused Saudi Arabia of siding with Russia in its war with Ukraine and warned of “consequences” for the kingdom.
A Saudi prince related to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s responded, “Anybody that challenges the existence of this country and this kingdom. All of us, we are products of jihad and martyrdom.”
Saudi Prince Saud al-Shaalan tweeted, “That’s my message to anybody that thinks that it can threaten us.”
Because I know they will delete it
Here it is again: pic.twitter.com/L4awAOcRRk
— د. عبدالله العودة (@aalodah) October 15, 2022
A Saudi foreign ministry responded to Biden’s accusation by saying, “The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would first like to express its total rejection of these statements that are not based on facts, and which are based on portraying the OPEC+ decision out of its purely economic context.”
More on this story via Fox News:
he back-and-forth tensions have caused concern that the longtime security alliance between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia could be in the midst of fracturing.
But a Saudi source tells Fox News Digital that al-Shaalan’s rhetoric does not represent the views of the government, and there is a good chance that they will take action against the prince for posting the video.