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Democrats tear into Saudi Arabia over OPEC+ cut

The State Department on Thursday dismissed calls from some Democrats to withdraw US troops and missile systems from Saudi Arabia.

The US-Saudi relationship is again under pressure in Congress after the OPEC+ alliance announced a significant oil production cut just months after President Joe Biden traveled to Saudi Arabia in what was then seen as a bid to bring down prices at the pump.

The White House on Thursday said “all options” are under consideration after Saudi-led OPEC and its allied producers agreed to slash production by two million barrels per day starting this November. 

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