Monday, July 30, 2007

Saudis undermining efforts in Iraq

Poor Saudi Arabia. The USA is notching up the pressure for them to open diplomatic relations with the Iraq Government. Thing is it's very difficult for the Saudis, given the unpopularity of the occupation of Iraq within the Saudi population. See below:

Agence France-Presse - 30 July, 2007
The US ambassador to the United Nations accused Saudi Arabia and other US allies in the Middle East Sunday of undermining efforts to curb violence in Iraq.UN envoy Zalmay Khalilzad acknowledged on CNN that he was also referring to Saudi Arabia when he wrote in an opinion piece in the New York Times last week that "Several of Iraq's neighbors -- not only Syria and Iran but also some friends of the United States -- are pursuing destabilizing policies."

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