Saudi King Calls US Occupation of Iraq Illegal

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  1. Xenia


    Rice Calls Saudi Ambassador To Discuss Criticism Over Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP)--U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir to discuss critical remarks about U.S. policy toward Iraq by Saudi King Abdullah at this week' Arab summit in Riyadh. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack gave no details of the conversation. He said followup discussions are planned at lower levels. Abdullah said Wednesday the U.S. military presence in Iraq was an "illegitimate foreign occupation." Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns expressed surprise at the remark and said the U.S. disagreed with it. McCormack said the U.S. has "good, sound relations" with Saudi Arabia and with the king in particular. He added the U.S. and Saudi Arabia share the same goals in Iraq.

    (END) Dow Jones Newswires - March 30, 2007 11:50 ET
    #31     Mar 30, 2007