Saudi Arabia remains a key ally of the U.S. and other Western powers as the Middle East faces the threat of ISIL and other sources of instability. This was made especially clear by the response to Kind Abdullah’s death from Western leaders. Even U.S. President Barack Obama will cut short his trip to India for an upcoming visit on Thursday to Saudi Arabia.
CCTV America’s Asieh Namdar interviewed Chas Freeman, a former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, for more on the West’s relationship with the country.
Former Ambassador Chas Freeman discusses US, Saudi Arabia relationsCCTV America's Asieh Namdar interviewed Chas Freeman, a former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, for more on the United States' relationship with the country.
Ambassador James Smith on America\'s future with Saudi ArabiaPresident Obama will be ending his Indian trip early when he travels to Saudi Arabia to give his condolences for the death of King Abdullah. CCTV America interviewed James Smith, a former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, to talk more about Saudi-U.S. relations.