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Obama, Michelle cut short India trip to meet new Saudi king in Riyadh

Jan 25, 2015    

The much-anticipated visit by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to Agra to view the Taj Majal has been cancelled and the US first couple would instead head to Riyadh to condole the passing away of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the White House said Saturday.Obama and Michelle "will travel to Riyadh Tuesday in order to pay respects to King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the family of the late king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz", the White House said.Obama arrives in India Sunday on a three-day visit. He was to visit Agra Jan 27.White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a s...

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