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Iran/Saudi Arabia

Iranian Press Attacks Saudi Oil Policy

Iran's news media have launched a campaign against Saudi oil policy in OPECand what they allege to be Riyadh's attempts to thwart an agreement to achieve a$21/B price for the OPEC basket of crudes in deference to Washington's politicaland economic interests. The Tehran Times said on 19 September that "SaudiArabia acted as protector of western industrial countries and prevented OPECfrom raising the oil price...