Mistrust Dominates U.S. Views of Saudi Arabia

(Times - UK) Editorial - Almost a year after the September attacks, perpetrated largely by Saudi citizens, U.S.-Saudi relations have reached rock-bottom. Ever more critical comment on Saudi Arabia has been circulating in the American press, much of it inspired by Bush Administration officials. The country was reported still to be funding Islamic groups that were fronts for terrorism and anti-Western activism, and, most provocatively, Saudi Arabia has refused to counter the groundswell of support for bin Laden and al-Qaeda or provide intelligence on the terrorist network.

2002-08-16 00:00:00

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