May 21, 2019 / 11:03 PM / 25 days ago

Saudi cabinet affirms desire to avoid war, stabilize oil markets

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s council of ministers reiterated the country’s commitment to balancing global oil markets and preventing regional conflict amid tensions between Iran and the United States, state media reported on Wednesday.

The kingdom “will do everything in its power to prevent any war and its hand is always extended to peace,” a cabinet statement said, adding the government was committed “to achieving balance in the (oil) market and working toward its stability on a sustainable basis.”

Reporting by Stephen Kalin and Marwa Rashad; Editing by Leslie Adler

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