U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman on Monday amid a global oil price war started by the oil-rich Kingdom last weekend.

“The President and the Crown Prince discussed global energy markets and other critical regional and bilateral issues,” tweeted White House deputy spokesman Judd Deere.

The crude oil price war started by world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, marking the steepest one-day decline since the Gulf War of 1991, has sent shockwaves through markets.

The “aggressive move” by Kingdom’s de facto ruler bin Salman, also known as MBS, aims to punish Russia’s independent

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