Saudi Arabia’s ‘Claws Are Showing’ As Tensions With U.S. Rise Over 9-11 Claims

The ongoing tension between Saudi Arabia and the United States reached new heights recently after U.S. lawmakers insinuated that Riyadh may have been complicit in the 9/11 attacks. The acrimony received a great deal of attention in the Arab media. The mass-circulation Egyptian newspaper The Seventh Day ran the headline: “Saudi Arabia’s claws are showing as Foreign Minister sends threatening message to Washington.” The coverage in other Arab media outlets, which relied mainly on the American media, was more low-key. The Saudi media, for its part, largely ignored the issue. However, the debate on social media was buzzing. While users