There is also an American-inspired plan to get the Saudis to offer China a steady oil supply, to wean it from energy dependence on Iran. The Saudis agreed, and insisted on ironclad commitments from Beijing to join in sanctions against Tehran.>>>
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But...by Q on Sun Nov 28, 2010 04:01 PM PST
they do have a lot to lose domestically. Unless they start backtracking it (which I'm sure they will), they will have problems at home. It's bad enough they are in bed with the West on the Palestine issue, now they have even more to worry about.
Q, no surprise, but the leak is consequentialby Ari Siletz on Sun Nov 28, 2010 03:57 PM PST
Not really a surprise, is it Ari?by Q on Sun Nov 28, 2010 03:27 PM PST
The Saudi government, along with other Arab states owe their entire existence to US arms. Iran has been a thorn on their side way before the nuclear program. They hate Iran, because they are afraid of their own population rising up. The contrast between Arab rulers and the public opinion couldn't be greater.
In addition, there's the sunni/shiite divide and they lament losing Iraq to it's shiite majority population.