The White House said today that the US review of relations with Saudi Arabia does not aim to sever them, according to “Russia Today” news agency.

“It’s about reviewing the relationship to make sure it’s in our interests, but it’s not about severing it,” said John Kirby, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council.

According to the agency: “This comes after a group of American lawmakers decided to submit a bill that would impose the removal of American forces from Saudi Arabia and the UAE in response to the decision to cut down on oil production.”