Saudi Arabia Says US Policy on Iran, Syria is Straining Partnership

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Saudi Arabia is reportedly threatening to scale back its decades-old partnership with Washington over the Obama administration's perceived weakness in dealing with Syrian leader Bashar Assad, and its recent furtive overtures with the Saudis' arch-enemy, Iran.

Articles citing anonymous sources familiar with Saudi policy—though notably, no articles in major Saudi publications—have quoted the head of the Kingdom's intelligence services, Prince Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud, as warning of a "major shift" or "scaling back" in the relationship.