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Turkish Foreign Minister Tells U.S. To Stop Bullying Saudis, Lift Sanctions To Lower Oil Price

Oct. 22, 2022 (EIRNS)—Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has some tough words for the Biden administration regarding its policies on Saudi Arabia and sanctions against Venezuela and Iran, after OPEC+ agreed to cut oil production by 2 million barrels/day. Speaking at a press conference yesterday following a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Mersin province, he described the Biden administration’s policy toward Saudi Arabia as “bullying,” which he called “inappropriate,” the Cradle news platform reported yesterday.

Cavusoglu went on, “The whole world needs Venezuela’s oil and natural gas. There is also an embargo on Iranian oil. If you want prices to fall, lift sanctions,” reported TRT World.

“Remove the embargos on the countries that will offer their products to the market,” he argued. “You cannot solve the problem by threatening a country.... The bullying against Saudi Arabia is inappropriate. We are going through similar challenges in energy prices, but we don’t threaten anyone,” the Cradle quoted him as saying.

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