Relations between countries are all about interests. This is a consistent truth in politics. Saudi Arabia’s relation with the US, which is the most deeply rooted from the Arab region, is no different.
The Americans discovered oil in Saudi Arabia about 80 years ago while other oil exploring states failed to do so. In the 1930’s, they built a new petroleum entity there led by Standard Oil and relations have continued ever since. Riyadh has viewed Washington as a strategic ally since the 1950’s and the opposite is true. Although it’s not possible for two partners to agree on all matters and interests, relations went on and benefitted both parties.
Special political relations are as significant as military deals.. Interests as a balance on which relations stand, are in our favor in general. All countries aspire to establish ties that rely on economy and military cooperation as this is what deepens tiesAbdulrahman al-Rashed