Saudi Arabia’s alliance with US

Spreading democracy across the Middle East is not a win for some. Saudi Arabia is displeased with our desire for democratic reforms, and are increasingly going their own way.

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have been allies for some 80 years, with the U.S. offering military protection to the world’s second-biggest oil producer.

But as relations warm between Tehran and Washington, Saudi Arabia last month signaled that it will “shift away from the U.S.,” giving Secretary of State John Kerry plenty to discuss with King Abdullah when they meet on Monday.

via Why a 15-minute phone call threatens Saudi Arabia’s decades-old alliance with US – World News.