SAUDI ARABIA/IRAN
 
Saudi-US Tension Goes Public Over Iran
 
Ever since President Franklin Roosevelt and Saudi Arabia’s founder, King ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, met in February 1945, Saudi Arabia has been one of the closest Arab allies of the US. The relationship between the two has survived long-term conflicts of interest, most notably the Palestinian issue and the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
 
Recently, however, Riyadh has become increasingly frustrated with...