Monday, April 30, 2007

Saudi monarch continues on path of "originality"

"...The Saudi snub (of Maliki on the eve of the Iraq summit in Sharm) also indicates that the Maliki government faces a creeping regional isolation unless it takes long-delayed actions, Arab officials warn... The Saudi decision follows Abdullah's statement at an Arab League summit a month ago that the U.S. presence in Iraq is an "illegitimate occupation... The Saudi snub comes amid indications from Iranian officials that Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki might not attend the summit -- which could undermine U.S. hopes of a potential meeting between Rice and her Iranian counterpart..."
Read story in WaPo here.

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