The delicate nature of Saudi assistance in a U.S.-led attack on Iraq is highlighted by an awkward moment for diplomats. As Saudi officials deny they have given permission for U.S. troops to deploy there, U.S. officials express gratitude for the permission. NPR's Kate Seelye reports.
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