February 16, 2014

Saudis to Press Obama on Syria Regime Change

Bruce Riedel, Al Monitor

The Associated Press

Saudi King Abdullah has a special attachment to Syria and has tribal and marriage connections to the country. He has been appalled at the gruesome bloodshed and the horrific cost of the civil war. He blames Washington for not doing more to stop the war, oust Assad and put in place a Sunni government that will break with Iran and Hezbollah. He would like Syria to become a Sunni base for toppling Hezbollah dominance of Lebanon.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Barack Obama, Syria

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