March 25, 2014

Next Test for Obama: Soothing the Saudis

Dennis Ross, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

Riyadh has a raft of complaints for the president when he visits this week.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign Policy, United States, Middle East


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