Republican US senators had spoken with the Saudi Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman; Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman; and the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan to urge crude production cut, Reuters reported.

Senators Dan Sullivan and Kevin Crame led the call. The senators had previously introduced a legislation in March to remove US troops, Patriot missiles and THAAD defense systems from Saudi Arabia unless it cut output.

Eleven Republican senators joined the two-hour call including Bill Cassidy, who  introduced last week the legislation to remove the US troops in 30 days, a month faster than the previous legislation.