Khalilzad criticizes Saudi Arabia on Iraq

August 1, 2007 - 0:0

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that ally Saudi Arabia was undermining efforts to stabilize Iraq.

Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, said an opinion column he wrote for The New York Times this month accusing U.S. allies of pursuing destabilizing policies toward Iraq referred in part to Saudi Arabia.
""Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries are not doing all they can to help us in Iraq,"" he said Sunday. ""At times, some of them are not only not helping, but they are doing things that is (sic) undermining the effort to make progress.""
U.S. officials have stepped up public criticism of Saudi Arabia but remain cautious in dealing with a crucial ally in the region