Representatives of the Democratic Party in the US Congress figured out how to punish Saudi Arabia and the UAE for reduction in oil production against the will of the US.
congressmen Tom Malinowski, Sean Kasten and Susan Wild introduced a draft law “On a tense partnership”, involving the withdrawal of all American troops from Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The document also proposes to withdraw American missile defense systems, including Patriot and THAAD systems, from both countries. The Washington Times.
“The sharp decline in oil production in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, despite President Biden’s flirtations with both countries in recent months, is an act of hostility towards the United States and a clear signal that they have chosen the side of Russia in its conflict with Ukraine. <…> If Saudi Arabia and the UAE want to help Putin, they must count on his protection,” the authors of the bill said.
Earlier, the OPEC+ cartel, which includes Russia, decided to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day, despite the requests of US President Joe Biden, on the contrary, to increase production in order to keep prices on the market. The Western press assessed this decision as a “humiliation of the hegemon.”