ANNOUNCER: The alliance between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia has become strained over military action with Iraq. While some in Washington are calling for armed conflict, the Saudis are demanding a diplomatic approach to Saddam Hussein.
Adel Al Jubeir, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, shares his thoughts on U.S./Saudi relations.
AL-JUBEIR: “We are worried that there are some people who are trying to push the United States into a war without thinking of the consequences or the costs. We believe that there’s a process that one has to go through. People need to think through the options, they need to think through the consequences.”
ANNOUNCER: Former American Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Richard Murphy, sees it the same way.
MURPHY: “I hope the administration takes into full account the effect of war, not just on Iraq, but on the region as a whole, to the future of the neighboring states including Saudi Arabia.”
ANNOUNCER: Robert Barber reporting.