Saudi Move Reflects Fears U.S. Falling for Iranian Charm

(Reuters) Angus McDowall and William Maclean - Saudi Arabia's warning that it will downgrade its relationship with the U.S. is based on a fear that President Obama lacks both the mettle and the guile to confront mutual adversaries, and is instead handing them a strategic advantage. Riyadh is locked in what it sees as a pivotal battle with its arch-rival Iran, a country it believes is meddling in the affairs of allies and seeking to build a nuclear bomb.

2013-10-25 00:00:00

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