U.S. Relationship With Saudi Arabia: It's Complicated
Despite Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record, it remains a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 27, 2015
It’s one of America’s closest allies.
"On behalf of the American people, welcome. We appreciate your friendship," President Obama said while meeting with King Abdullah in June 2010.
And this month, it beheaded 10 people.