Trump is caught between a political imperative to confront Iran, pleasing hawkish Republican supporters and allies Israel and Saudi Arabia, and his own political instincts against foreign intervention and toward cutting a deal.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday downplayed the impact of a spike in oil prices in the wake of the attacks on Saudi oil plants, saying prices had not risen much and that the United States and other countries could offset the increase by releasing more supply.
The German government said on Monday its supply of oil was not affected by attacks at the weekend against Saudi refineries and any decision to release strategic reserves needed to be made jointly with members of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Luke Jennings is the author of the memoir Blood Knots, short-listed for the Samuel Johnson and William Hill prizes, and of several novels, including the Booker Prize-nominated Atlantic. His previous book Codename Villanelle is the basis for BBC America’s new TV series Killing Eve starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer.As a journalist he has written for The Observer, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and Time.
About the Killing Eve Books by Luke Jennings
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