Saudi Arabia Evaluates Relations with US

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  • TEMPO.CO, Riyadh - A source from the Saudi Arabia government stated on Tuesday, October 22, that the country is planning to re-evaluate its relations with the United States as a form of protests towards the US policy on Syria.

    Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that Washington has failed to apply effective measures on Syrian crisis, Palestinian-Israeli conflict, was growing closer to Iran, and failed to support Bahrain during the anti-government revolt in 2011.

    However, it is unclear whether the Prince's statement was fully supported by King Abdullah or not.

    "[The statement] was issued after the US failed to take any effective action on Syria and Palestine," the source said. "Relations with the US have been deteriorating for a while, as Saudi feels that the US is growing closer with Iran, and the US also failed to support Saudi during the Bahrain uprising."

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