"President Biden on Thursday defended his visit to Saudi Arabia this summer, in the wake of Wednesday’s decision by the Saudi-led cartel of oil-producing nations to cut production, which will likely raise gasoline prices in the United States.
“The trip was not essentially for oil,” Mr. Biden told reporters. “The trip was about the Middle East and about Israel and rationalization of positions.”
But the decision by the group known as OPEC Plus, he said, “is a disappointment and says that there are problems.”"
Jim Tankersley reports for the New York Times October 6, 2022.
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