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"It is difficult, or even impossible, for Saudi Arabia or OPEC to undertake any measure that would lead to a reduction in [their] share of the market and an increase in that of others," who are not part of the oil cartel, the minister told the official Saudi Press Agency.
The minister said any attempts of influencing the oil market with the aim of gaining political advantages could lead to mistakes. “This is wrong,” he said.
"Price fluctuations in commodities, including oil, are normal," the minister said, adding that he is optimistic for the future as the crisis on the market is “temporary.”
Shortly after the interview was published, Saudi Arabia's Tadawul All Share Index surged 8.6%