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A look at Saudi-U.S. relations

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The United States realizes that the Kingdom's influence has exceeded being an economic and strategic player.

The common historical relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States experienced some frigidity earlier this year due to the U.S. position on Iran and its role in Iraq and Syria.

Ties are expected to be reinforced thanks to the upcoming summit which is first to gather the Saudi King and U.S. President Barack Obama since the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1.

A summit that many Saudi media outlets described as the summit for the resolution of complicated files.

Gulf countries and not only the Saudi party has always expressed serious concerns about Iran's expansion in the region, which are seen as a direct threat on the security of the GCC.

The U.S. administration tried more than one to reassure the Gulf regarding Iran.

On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. will discuss with Saudi Arabia ways to strengthen support to confront the Iranian threat.