BAGHDAD, Iranian Representative to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Hossein Kadhim Pur Ardebili, has accused US President Donald Trump of a possible rise in oil prices over the next period, expecting crude oil to reach $ 100 a barrel .
"The actions taken by US President Donald Trump against Tehran, which will disrupt some of the oil supplies, will play a role in significantly increasing world oil prices," Ardebili said in remarks carried by the Mehr News Agency.
"What Donald Trump has done will raise prices to high levels that could exceed $ 100 a barrel," Ardebili said.
"Russia and Saudi Arabia have no desire to reduce oil prices. This is another reason for the US President's attempt to prevent Iran from attending the world crude oil market," he said.
US President Donald Trump, in a previous Tweets, blamed OPEC for rising oil and fuel prices and announced on June 30 that Saudi Arabia had agreed to increase its oil production by about 2 million barrels to compensate for a possible supply shortfall due to unrest in Venezuela and Iran.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency