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West won't get fuel when needed: Saudi Arabia

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  • 06 February, 2023 23:16:30

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International Desk  : Saudi Arabia has warned the United States and Western countries about the sanctions they are imposing targeting Russia's energy sector. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, the energy minister of the world's largest oil producing country, warned that if this situation continues, they will not get oil when they need it.

Prince Abdulaziz said the restrictive oil embargo being imposed against Moscow would not have good results. In the future, if supply falls short of demand, they (Western countries) will not have access to fuel in times of need.

Prince Abdulaziz warned at an industry conference in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, that the sanctions against Russia would backfire when demand for energy increases, Reuters reported.

He said that the way they are imposing sanctions and embargoes, if the supply decreases, the Western countries will not get the fuel they need.

Incidentally, since the start of Russia's military operation in Ukraine in February 2022, the United States and its allies have been imposing sanctions against Moscow one after another. One of the targets of their sanctions is Russia's energy sector. In order to cripple Moscow economically. But so far Russia seems not to have been overcome by Western sanctions.

Saudi Arabia and Russia are two members of OPEC, the world's largest oil producing countries. Earlier last year, OPEC decided to cut oil production after the Western alliance fixed the price of Russian oil. At that time, Saudi Arabia rejected the request of the United States. With which the tension between Riyadh and Washington began. The latest warning from the Saudi minister could add a new dimension to that tension.


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