U.S. Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, who is chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, blasted Saudi Arabia for leading the OPEC+ group into announcing a cut in oil production and called for an “immediate” freezing of U.S. cooperation with the Kingdom, including arms sales. In a statement on the future of the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia following the deadly Russian attacks on cities across Ukraine on Monday, Senator Menendez said , “I pledge to use all means at my disposal to accelerate support for the people of Ukraine and to starve Russia’s war machine. That is why I also must speak out against the government of Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to help underwrite Putin’s war through the OPEC+ cartel.” “There simply is no room to play both sides of this conflict – either you support the rest of the free world in trying to stop a war […]