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.""