Saudi Prepares Alternatives to U.S.
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Saudi Arabia has been leading a Gulf Arab effort to
conduct an independent security policy that was not dependent on the United
Diplomats and analyst said Saudi King Abdullah and Crown Prince Nayef
were working with a range of foreign countries in a policy that would lever
the Gulf Cooperation Council's huge energy production to counter neighboring
Iran. They said one option has been to strengthen relations with China, a
nuclear power that has been searching for additional energy supplies.