Saudi King Abdullah Used Peace Initiative to Stabilize His Rule

[Ynet News] Guy Bechor - The offspring of Hassa Sudairi, who came from Saudi Arabia's largest tribe, eventually took over the Saudi kingdom. But the current reigning king, Abdullah, 84, is not a Sudairi. When he was crown prince, Abdullah sought a solution to the quandary of the order of succession in the monarchy and at the beginning of 2002 laid out what became known as the Saudi Initiative. The American administration shifted their support from the Sudairies to Abdullah, and that's how Abdullah assured himself the crown.

2007-03-16 01:00:00

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