June 21, 2019 / 4:34 PM / a month ago

Trump talks to Saudi crown prince on Iran, oil

WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted a rise in oil prices.

“The two leaders discussed Saudi Arabia’s critical role in ensuring stability in the Middle East and in the global oil market. They also discussed the threat posed by the Iranian regime’s escalatory behavior,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement. (Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by David Alexander)

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