Saudi Arabia has no intention of promulgating an oil embargo as it did in 1973. The country wants to keep oil and politics separate, said the Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih to the Russian news agency TASS.
Saudi Arabia is under heavy fire from the Western world because of the death of critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi. That disappeared after he went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents for his upcoming marriage. At first Saudi Arabia denied having anything to do with it, but in the meantime the country admitted that Khashoggi was killed.
Saudi Arabia is one of the largest oil producers in the world. The country is pumping over one eighth of all crude oil in the world.