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Saudi energy minister meets U.S. Iran envoy in Vienna, Tehran irate

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(Reuters) - Saudi Energy met U.S. for in on Wednesday, sources familiar with the meeting said.

Iran's Oil criticised Hook over the meeting for what he said was his "meddlesome approach".

Hook, a senior policy adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, met Falih a day before an OPEC meeting in which is due to debate

U.S. has urged to refrain from output cuts in order to keep low. He said were a payback from for U.S. support for against arch-rival

The reimposed sanctions on last month. The measure has severely reduced Iranian has said it wants ultimately to drive Iranian shipments to zero.

"If Mr. Hook has come to Vienna to apply for U.S. membership in OPEC, and this is the reason why he meets OPEC members, this request shall be reviewed," Zanganeh told website SHANA.

"Otherwise, he has adopted an unprofessional, naive and meddlesome approach. OPEC is an independent organisation and is not part of the to take orders from Washington," Zanganeh told SHANA.

(Reporting by Rania El Gamal; additional reporting by in Cairo; writing by and Dubai newsroom; Editing by and Edmund Blair)

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 00:17 IST