December 24, 2013

The Mideast's Unlikely Allies

Ben Fishman, New York Times

The Associated Press

On Dec. 15, Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former Saudi intelligence chief, drew a harsh portrait of American weakness, unreliability and poor judgment in the Middle East. His speech was likely cheered as vigorously in Jerusalem as it was in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. Although neither side will say so publicly, these Middle Eastern rivals seem to agree more with each other than with Washington these days.

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TAGGED: Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, Middle East

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