October 05, 2022 16:41 GMT
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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has told reporters that the group of oil producing countries, OPEC+, is "aligning with Russia" in a press gaggle aboard Air Force One.
- Jean-Pierre's comments come in the wake of a punchy 2m b/pd production cut announced by OPEC today - a cut which exceeded many analyst predictions.
- Jean-Pierre: "Its clear that OPEC+ is aligning with Russia, with today's announcement, and I'll leave it at that."
- Jean-Pierre: "By making this decision its going to have an effect on low and middle income countries."
- Jean-Pierre refused to be drawn on whether the decision should be considered a hostile act by Saudi Arabia and declines to comment on if it will affect US-Saudi relations: "This decision by OPEC+ is one of purported self interest is a mistake, its misguided."