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Oil prices jump 6% after Iran downing a US drone

“Iran made a very big mistake!” Trump tweeted in his first public reaction to the strike. (File photo: Reuters)

Oil prices jumped Thursday on rising US-Iran tensions, with gains accelerating on a cryptic tweet by US President Donald Trump after Iranian forces shot down a US spy drone.

“Iran made a very big mistake!” Trump tweeted in his first public reaction to the strike.

Near 1505 GMT, US benchmark West Texas Intermediate climbed 6.3 percent to $57.13 a barrel, while Brent futures in London gained 4.7 percent to $64.69 a barrel.

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Last Update: Thursday, 20 June 2019 KSA 18:24 - GMT 15:24
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