Saudi king, US President Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid oil tensions

Saudi Arabia’s King Salmanand US President Donald Trump on Friday spoke by phone to reaffirm the “strong United States-Saudi defence partnership”, the White House said,amid rising tensionsthat has seen the long-time allies bicker over the kingdom’s oil output.”The two leaders agreed on the importance of stability in global energy markets, and reaffirmed the strong United States-Saudi defence partnership,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said.”The president and King Salman also discussed other critical regional and bilateral issues and their cooperation as leaders of the G7 and G20, respective…

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