Iran Slams Trump for OPEC Rhetoric2018-07-07A senior Iranian energy official reacted to US President Donald Trumps latest tweet calling on OPEC to reduce prices.
The following is the message of Iran's OPEC Governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili to Trump:
Mr. President, may I ask you, what are you talking about? OPEC has not defined oil prices for the past 30 years, it is a financial market and regional hubs for marker crudes who does it?! You impose sanctions on major producers, founders of OPEC, and yet you are asking them to reduce the prices?! Since when did you start ordering OPEC! Your tweets have driven the prices up by at least $10/b.
Pls stop it, otherwise it will go even higher! Your Excellency٫ there are not that much oil available to respond to your orders; you are hammering on good guys in OPEC, which you are claiming, you are defending them. You are actually discrediting them and undermining their sovereignty, we expect you to be more polite.
Our brothers in Saudi Arabia are a proud Muslim nation, educated and mature who do not let you talk with such rhetoric. And you say it is a two way road!? We are also in this highway.
Mr. President, we may have some differences with our brothers but have learned how to live together; You want to escalate the situation, I advise you to rush to join Vienna talks of tomorrow?!