US President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Bandar Algaloud/Reuters 

Washington Post: Saudi crown prince threatened ‘major’ economic pain on U.S. amid oil feud 

Last fall, President Biden vowed to impose “consequences” on Saudi Arabia for its decision to slash oil production amid high energy prices and fast-approaching elections in the United States. 

In public, the Saudi government defended its actions politely via diplomatic statements. But in private, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman threatened to fundamentally alter the decades-old U.S.-Saudi relationship and impose significant economic costs on the United States if it retaliated against the oil cuts, according to a classified document obtained by The Washington Post.  

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Update #1: Saudi’s crown prince promised pain for the US if it retaliated against oil cuts, report says. His threat seems to have paid off (Insider)
 

Update #2: Saudi Crown Prince threatened to damage US economy – media (RT)  

WNU Editor: More signs that that the decades long alliance between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia is now unraveling.