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Inside Story Of How Trump Got MbS To 'Bend The Knee': Cut Oil Supply Or Lose US Protection

• https://www.zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden

Ourselves and others strongly suggested at the time that no doubt there were strong quid pro quo type ultimatums being delivered behind the scenes — consistent with Trump's prior eyebrow raising boasts about Riyadh ponying up $1 billion in 'protection money' in return for defense against Iran — but new Reuters confirmation is out Thursday morning, and the details are more delicious than could have been expected, complete with the report actually describing of Saudi leaders that they genuinely panicked and fast began "bending the knee" when confronted by Trump's slash output or else threat.

It began with an April 2nd phone call, Reuters details, wherein Trump pressed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the following ultimatum: OPEC must immediately begin cutting production or see all American troops withdrawn from the kingdom.


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