Saudis Deny Reported Offer of Aid to Iraqi Sunnis 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.
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Saudis Deny Reported Offer of Aid to Iraqi Sunnis

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Saudis Deny Reported Offer of Aid to Iraqi Sunnis

Saudis Deny Reported Offer of Aid to Iraqi Sunnis

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.