Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:55:43 GMT
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah begins a tour of Jordan, Syria and Egypt in a bid to ease the tensions in Lebanon and discuss Arab unity.
However, many analysts question the real intentions of King Abdullah's visit to the Arab countries.
The following is a transcript of Press TV's interview with Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Institute of Gulf Affairs (IGA), regarding Saudi Arabia's past relations with Israel and its recent bombing of Northern Yemen.
Press TV:According to a Saudi minister, King Abdullah quoted that he knows, “the problems facing the Arab world.” He embarked on this visit to discuss ways to strengthen inner Arab relations and achieve Arab unity. Do you think that is the whole truth and will it be a successful visit?
al-Ahmed:Well I think the kingdom is trying to consolidate its allies in the region, and is trying to organize th
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