US Vice President Dick Cheney arrived Saturday in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Abdullah, seeking the key powerbroker's help in violence-torn Iraq and a string of other crises across the Middle East.
The vice president's one-day visit to the kingdom comes at a time of upheaval across the region, with a potentially explosive crisis in Lebanon, a logjam in efforts to resume the Arab-Israeli peace process and the ongoing nuclear standoff with Iran.
Iraq has been thrown into a turmoil ahead of talks scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday between President George W. Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
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