US and Saudi Arabia: the democracy agenda

""I have talked directly with the leadership of Saudi Arabia... and I think the relationship is in very good shape. Why? I think because it is based in shared strategic interests," he said.  "We have had a relationship for 70 years based on a set of shared strategic interests."  Donilon expressed optimism that the key allies would get past earlier disagreements, pointing to the "very good relationship" between Obama and King Abdullah.""

Posted on September 17, 2011 by As'ad