Saudis Deny Reported Offer of Aid to Iraqi Sunnis

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Saudi Arabia has told the White House that if U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq, the Saudis may provide financial aid to Iraq's Sunni Muslim minority, according to a New York Times report.

The White House and the Saudis deny the story — but it raises questions about Saudi Arabia's relationship with Iraq, a country with which it shares a large border.

Michele Norris talks with Gregory Gause, director of the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Vermont.

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