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Topic - Bandar Bin Sultan
The Obama administration Tuesday acknowledged frustration among Saudi Arabian leaders over U.S. unwillingness to play a more aggressive, perhaps even militarized, role in the Syrian civil war — but downplayed reports of a growing fissure in relations between Riyadh and Washington.
The Reuters report followed an article published Monday night by The Wall Street Journal that Prince Bandar told European diplomats over the weekend he plans to scale back cooperation with the U.S. on the arming and training of Syrian opposition rebels to protest Washington's policies.