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U.S. confirms its Iran envoy met Saudi energy minister in Vienna

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VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.S. government confirmed that Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih met with U.S. special representative for Iran Brian Hook in Vienna on Wednesday, contradicting a Saudi denial that the talks had taken place.Sources familiar with the meeting said earlier that Hook, a senior policy adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, had spoken with Falih a day before the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was due to debate oil output cuts.The United States reimposed sanctions on OPEC member Iran last month. The measure has severely reduced Iranian oil flows. ...

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 01:29 IST