Brent crude oil was down at the start the week on Monday as the global oil market awaits U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for intervention in the Saudi-Russian price war.

The international benchmark was trading at $26.34 per barrel at 0605 GMT for a 2.4% decline after ending Friday at $26.98 a barrel with a 5.2% loss.

American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $22.91 a barrel at the same time for a 2.1% gain after closing Friday at $22.43 per barrel with an 11% dive.

Trump said at a White House press conference on Thursday that he

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