VP Cheney in North Texas

4-24-05- Vice President Dick Cheney was in Dallas today for a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah ahead of the Saudi's talks at President Bush's ranch tomorrow.

Oil prices, terrorism and democratic reforms in the Middle East will top the agenda when the prince meets with the president in Crawford.

Cheney and Abdullah met at a hotel where Abdullah was spending
part of his five-day stay in the United States. The White House refused to provide details about the meeting.

Cheney also met with the son of a former Lebanese prime minister, Rafik Hariri. Hariri was assassinated on February 14th, leading to massive anti-Syrian protests and international pressure that forced Syria to begin withdrawing its army from Lebanon.

White House spokeswoman Christie Parell said Cheney expressed
condolences to Hariri's son, Saadeddine Hariri.