Saudi crown prince, UK PM note importance of oil market stability

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.at a previous meeting between the two earlier in 2018 (File photo/AFP)
Updated 04 June 2018

Saudi crown prince, UK PM note importance of oil market stability

LONDON: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the importance of oil market stability in a telephone conversation, May’s office said on Sunday.
“Prime Minister May and the crown prince noted the importance of stability in the oil markets, which they said was in the interests of both consumers and producers,” a statement said. The call took place on Saturday.

The two, who met in London earlier this year, also discussed nuclear deal between global powers and Iran, which Britain is committed to despite a US decision to withdraw.
“The Prime Minister emphasized the UK’s commitment to (it)... as the best means of preventing Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon,” May's office said.
“But they agreed on the need to tackle Iranian destabilizing activity in the (Middle East) region. As part of this the Prime Minister noted the importance of cooperation between their two countries to protect Saudi Arabia from ballistic missile attacks.”


Saudi Arabia announces 41 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 46 min 9 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 41 more COVID-19 deaths

  • Eleven percent of new cases were recorded in Riyadh
  • A total of 2,100 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 41 more deaths from COVID-19 and 3,183 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Over ten percent of new cases were recorded in Riyadh with the capital reporting 364 new cases. Dammam recorded 247 new infections, Jeddah 246, Hufof 196 and Taif 181.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 161,096 after 3,046 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 2,100 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.