LONDON – BBC News — Saudi Aramco chief executive Mohamed Al-Aluali has been accused of “sexist” tweets in a row that erupted after the oil company said it had sold more than a million tonnes of Saudi crude to foreign buyers in the past year.

Al-Abbasi’s comments sparked an online outcry, with some accusing the Saudi-owned oil giant of “selling out” and “failing” to meet its commitment to develop the market.

Aramco has a long history of selling to overseas buyers, but the Saudi government is keen to avoid another supply shortage and said it was making a bid to sell its own oil to the world’s biggest oil exporter.

Al Jazeera’s Ali al-Shami reports from London.