SAUDIS PERSUADE U.S. TO IMPROVE RELATIONS
LONDON [MENL] -- Saudi Arabia has succeeded in efforts to persuade theUnited States to review and improve relations with the kingdom. U.S. officials and Saudi diplomatic sources said the Bush administrationhas agreed to launch a review of relations between Riyad and Washington inan effort to reconcile differences. They said the kingdom expressed itsdispleasure over a range of U.S. policies, including Washington's support ofIsrael amid the war with Palestinian Authority. They said Riyad warnedWashington that continued bilateral tension would also affect U.S. relationswith the five other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council.