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U.S. Ambassador Faults Saudis for Security Failures

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U.S. Ambassador Faults Saudis for Security Failures

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U.S. Ambassador Faults Saudis for Security Failures

U.S. Ambassador Faults Saudis for Security Failures

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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says his country is committed to cracking down on al Qaeda in the wake of suicide bombings that killed at least 34 people. But the U.S. ambassador to Riyadh says the kingdom failed to respond swiftly to earlier U.S. warnings that a terrorist plot was in the works. The embassy is sending home all but essential staff. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.