Report: Saudi Arabia Wants U.S. to Press Iran

(Ynet News) Roee Nahmias - After the meeting between Saudi King Abdullah and President Barack Obama on Tuesday, the Lebanese paper an-Nahar, quoting a source in Washington, reported Wednesday that, "Saudi Arabia is not convinced that the economic sanctions on Iran will bear fruit, and it believes the alternative measures available to the Obama administration must be examined, since there is no guarantee that the current policies will stop Tehran from moving forward with its nuclear program." Despite the differences of opinion, the report said Washington and Riyadh were in talks towards the signing of an extensive weapons deal, in which the Saudis are to purchase two squadrons of F-15 fighter jets, as well as maintenance and development services for similar products acquired in the past, at a cost of $20 billion.

2010-07-01 10:43:07

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