Better if Trump didn't intervene in oil markets: Putin

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 03, 2018, 05.44 PM(IST)

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph:( AFP )

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Putin said at the Russian Energy Week forum that the price has risen because of the US sanctions against one of the top OPEC producers, Iran.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday it would be better if US President Donald Trump did not intervene to try to manage oil markets.

Putin said at the Russian Energy Week forum that the price has risen because of the US sanctions against one of the top OPEC producers, Iran.

We would be happy with the oil price at $65-$75 per barrel, Putin said

Meanwhile, he said on Wednesday that Moscow wanted all foreign forces, including the Russian military, to eventually withdraw from Syria.

Putin said that the presence of US forces in Syria violated the UN charter.

Meanwhile, Russia has delivered an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria, it said on Tuesday, in defiance of Israeli and US concerns that the arms sale would embolden Iran and escalate the Syrian war.

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin during a meeting broadcast by Rossiya 24 TV: "The work was finished a day ago," adding that the system would improve the security of Russian military personnel in Syria.