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The U.S. romance with Saudi Arabia is 70 years old this Valentine's Day
The U.S. romance with Saudi Arabia is 70 years old this Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day marks the 70th anniversary of a love affair between the United States and Saudi Arabia that began with a bizarre meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and the first king of modern Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz ibn Saud, whose son and sixth successor, King Salman, President Barack Obama went to embrace last month. The meeting Feb. 14, 1945, took place aboard a U.S. Navy cruiser in the Great Bitter Lake in the Suez Canal zone where Roosevelt had stopped on his way home from the Yalta conference with Josef Stalin of the Soviet Union and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain. The Saudi king was transported to the rendezvous aboard a U.S. Navy...

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