October 6, 2022 -Durt Fibo


Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner wrote a piece yesterday wherein they raised many questions about Saudi Arabia’s involvement with the Trump and Kushner clans’ dealings and in cutting down oil production (with OPEC), so that, as they put it “Gas prices will likely rise, just in time for the midterm elections. Was this the point? It doesn’t take a conspiracy theorist to start putting some troubling pieces together.”

To help answer some of those questions, I am here reproducing verbatim the September 22 article from the Kremlin’s own Presidential website recounting Putin’s discussion that day with the big boss of Saudi Arabia and OPEC:

“Telephone conversation with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.
Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud at the Saudi side’s initiative.
September 22, 2022
Vladimir Putin asked Prince Mohammed bin Salman to convey his best regards and good wishes to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and
to the Saudi authorities and people on the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia marked on September 23.
The two leaders discussed various matters pertaining to their cooperation at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in the context of the decision adopted at the recent Samarkand summit to grant the status of Dialogue Partner to Saudi Arabia. Prince Mohammed bin Salman mentioned the SCO’s growing role in international affairs and expressed Saudi Arabia’s willingness to take an active part in its work.
They talked about Russia-Saudi Arabia coordination to ensure stability on the global oil market, expressed a high appreciation of the efforts taken within the framework of OPEC+ and reaffirmed their commitment to implement the agreements reached.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that Saudi Arabia would be adequately represented at the Russian Energy Week International Forum, which is scheduled to take place in Moscow on October 12–14.
He expressed satisfaction with the transfer of foreign prisoners who illegally took part in hostilities in Donbass to Saudi Arabia, which became possible thanks to the personal mediation of the Crown Prince.
During the exchange of views on the bilateral agenda, the sides noted that their trade and economic ties were growing at a high pace and that mutually beneficial cooperation was developing in widely different areas.
It was agreed to maintain interaction and personal contacts.”