The US is poised to rethink its relationship with Saudi Arabia after OPEC+ announced last week that it was cutting oil production. This was stated by the official representative of the White House for national security, John Kirby.
"I think the president has made it very clear that we need to keep reevaluating this relationship, that we need to be ready to get back into it," Kirby told CNN.
Bob Menendez, Democratic chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on October 10 called for a freeze on cooperation with Saudi Arabia, including on most arms sales, accusing the kingdom of helping finance Russia's war in Ukraine.
Riyadh's decision to cut production was perceived by Washington as direct support for Russia and Vladimir Putin and an attempt to offend Joe Biden, Bloomberg noted .