Saudi Arabia Touts Closer US Cooperation Against IS as Pressure Mounts

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Saudi Arabia Touts Closer US Cooperation Against IS as Pressure Mounts

Saudi Arabia says it is intensifying cooperation with the United States in fighting Islamic State militants – a move driven by pressure on Riyadh but also its warming ties to a new U.S. administration that shares Saudi concerns about Iran. Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir touted his nation’s role in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic…