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'Not our war': Gulf states resist pressure to raise oil output

Deccan Herald | 03/03/2022 09:00 PM | Click to read full article

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sent energy prices surging, but the oil-rich Gulf monarchies have so far resisted Western pressure to raise output, prioritising their own strategic and economic interests.

"Gulf countries are testing their ability to have a strategic autonomy, to defend their national interests," Hasan Alhasan, a Middle East specialist at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told AFP.