Thursday, July 5, 2018

Iran Taunts Trump: "Oil Price Climbing Because of Your Tweets"

Hossein Kazempour Ardebili
The Islamic Republic’s OPEC governor, Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, said tweets by Donald Trump are backfiring, by sending prices higher, and undermining U.S. allies, reports Bloomberg.

“Your tweets have driven the prices up by at least $10 per barrel,” Kazempour said in a message carried by Iranian Oil Ministry’s Shana news service, spicing the analysis with: “Pls stop it, otherwise it will go even higher!”

As I reported earlier today, Trump sent out an absurd Tweet this morning that said:
The OPEC Monopoly must remember that gas prices are up & they are doing little to help. If anything, they are driving prices higher as the United States defends many of their members for very little $’s. This must be a two way street. REDUCE PRICING NOW!
 “You are hammering on good guys in OPEC,” Kazempour said. “You are actually discrediting them and undermining their sovereignty, we expect you to be more polite.”


1 comment:

  1. At least Trump makes explicit the US government's long-established trade-offs in the Middle East.