Saudi Arabia NPR's Diplomatic Correspondent Ted Clark reports Saudi Arabia has signaled that it will allow the U.S. to use facilities and forces based in the kingdom for potential military action against terrorism. It was not an easy decision for Saudi leaders who must balance their interests as the keepers of Islam's holiest shrines with the needs of their U.S. allies.
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NPR's Diplomatic Correspondent Ted Clark reports Saudi Arabia has signaled that it will allow the U.S. to use facilities and forces based in the kingdom for potential military action against terrorism. It was not an easy decision for Saudi leaders who must balance their interests as the keepers of Islam's holiest shrines with the needs of their U.S. allies.