You are actually discrediting them and undermining their sovereignty.
Saudi Arabia - the world's largest oil exporter - confirmed on Saturday that Trump spoke with King Salman by phone, and that the two discussed the need to preserve "stability" in the oil market and efforts of oil-producing countries to compensate for any potential shortage.
The Saudis' pledges don't seem to have placated U.S. President Donald Trump, who resumed attacks on OPEC on Twitter on Tuesday for failing to moderate prices. Earlier this year, the Saudi Arabian Oil Co., known commonly as Saudi Aramco, agreed to a joint research effort with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a US think tank. "Your tweets have increased the prices by at least $10".
The kingdom had previously indicated that it would boost output by around one million barrels per day from the level it delivered in May.
Saudi Arabia had political reasons to respond positively to Trump's request, given its animosity to arch-rival Iran, which Trump is trying to bring to its knees through strict new sanctions. Analysts had expected a 4.4 million barrel drawdown.
Apart from Iran, Venezuela, Libya and Angola are also facing chronic production issues.
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Anthony Cordesman, a scholar at CSIS, wrote the week before the handshake that Saudi Arabia is the "most important single security partner" for the United States in the Middle East.
The sudden surge in production from Saudi has irked other members especially Iran, despite OPEC still meeting its reduction benchmark. By November, UBS estimates Iranian exports will drop from around 2 million barrels per day to as low as 500,000 barrels per day.
Now, oil prices are slipping a bit, mainly because of concerns that a trade war will slow economies around the world.
He has already emphasized that the sanctions which would be imposed on Iran would be "at the highest level".
With critical elections ahead, the president has to be sensitive to the financial impact of higher fuel prices on swing voters, which is why he is pressing OPEC and Saudi Arabia to boost output enough to lower them.
WTI found support so far above the $72.80 area but it was under pressure. "This must be a two way street, REDUCE PRICING NOW!"
"[It] would be a kind of self-harm for the U.S. as it would lead to dramatic price hikes in the oil market", Ardebili said, adding that "American consumers" will likely pay higher prices at the pump due to "Trump's unilateralism".