The Skittish Saudis

Kondracke, Morton
March 1979
New Republic;3/17/79, Vol. 180 Issue 11, p8
Explains that the relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States has become progressively distant a year after the Saudis initially demonstrated enthusiasm for developing friendship, solidarity, and interdependence with Americans. Purchase of F-15 jet planes; Saudis denounced the Camp David peace settlement; Saudis' refusal to assist in holding down Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' oil price increases; Saudi criticism of what they see as America's failure to save the shah of Iran.


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