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Illustration on Starbucks in Saudi Arabia by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman

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Illustration on growing hostilities between Saudi Arabia and Iran by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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In this photo released by Inter Services Public Relations, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, left, meets with Pakistan army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Pakistani army Chief has reiterated that any threat to Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity will evoke a response from Islamabad. (Inter Services Public Relatins via AP)

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A Bahraini protester holds a picture of Saudi Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a rally denouncing his execution by Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Daih, Bahrain. Saudi Arabia announced the execution of al-Nimr on Saturday along with 46 others. Al-Nimr was a central figure in protests by Saudi Arabia's Shiite minority until his arrest in 2012, and his execution drew condemnation from Shiites across the region. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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Illustration critical of Saudi Arabia's human rights record by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Saudi Arabia and a nuclear Iran by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Saudi Arabia's Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud shakes hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A Pakistan envoy said his nation is eager for the U.S. to reach a nuclear accord with Iran so sanctions on Tehran can be lifted, but denied charges that Islamabad might provide nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia (Associated Press)

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In this still image taken from video provided by Saudi TV, burnt-out cars are seen as investigators collect evidence, in the aftermath of a suicide bomb outside the the Imam Hussein mosque in the port city of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Friday, May 29, 2015. (Saudi Television via AP)

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President Obama is greeted by new Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz as the president and first lady Michelle Obama arrive on Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 27, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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A view of Apache Helicopter of the U.S 101st Airborne flies over Saudi Arabia. 1990 photo. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite)

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Saudi soldiers work at the border with Yemen in Jazan, Saudi Arabia, in this Monday, April 20, 2015, file photo. A cross-border attack on Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebel forces resulted in late-night clashes on Thursday, April 30, 2015, that left three Saudi soldiers and "dozens" of Yemeni rebels dead, according to the Saudi Defense Ministry. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

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In this May 14, 2012, file photo, then Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, left, speaks with his son Prince Mohammed as they wait for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of Gulf Cooperation Council, also known as GCC summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, removed his half-brother from the post of crown prince and named his nephew, the country's Interior Minister, in his place. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

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In this May 14, 2012, file photo, Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef waits for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of Gulf Cooperation Council, also known as GCC summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

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A Saudi soldier sits on top of an armor vehicle as he aims his weapons, on the border with Yemen, at a military point in Najran, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO ZACARIAS - FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff Office shows al-Qaida member Zacarias Moussaoui. Attorneys for Saudi Arabia say a judge should reject claims by families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks that new evidence shows agents of the kingdom "directly and knowingly" helped the hijackers. They also urged the judge to disregard claims by Moussaoui, who says it was a lie that Saudi Arabia cut ties with al-Qaida in 1994. (AP Photo/Sherburne County, Minn., Sheriff's Office, File)

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Above: a school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia named after Muhammad ibn Abdel-Wahhab, the 18th-century cleric whose intolerant brand of Islam ("Wahhabism") is the state religion of the kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, file photo released by the Saudi Press Agency, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud makes his first speech as king following the death of King Abdullah in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's new monarch isn't wasting time. Since assuming the throne Jan. 23, King Salman has elevated some of his closest relatives and sidelined previous power-brokers, tightened decision-making and promised lavish payouts designed to win early goodwill. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency, File)

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President Obama met with new Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Associated Press)