• US President Donald Trump said King Salman agreed to increase Saudi Arabia’s oil production
  • Trump asked King Salman to raise Saudi Arabia’s oil production by two million barrels
  • A Saudi Arabia official confirmed the conversation between Trump and King Salman

United States President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that he asked Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to increase the kingdom’s oil production to combat the rising cost of fuel.

Pres. Trump said the Saudi King agreed to his request.

“Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because of the turmoil & dysfunction in Iran and Venezuela, I am asking that Saudi Arabia increase oil production, maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels, to make up the difference…Prices too high! He has agreed!” President Trump tweeted.

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According to Al Jazeera, a Saudi Arabia official confirmed the phone conversation between the United States president and King Salman but did not mention anything about raising the kingdom’s oil production.

“During the call, the two leaders stressed the need to make efforts to maintain the stability of oil markets and the growth of the global economy. They also discussed efforts by the oil-producing countries to compensate for any potential shortage in supplies,” the unnamed official reportedly said.