Obama, Saudi king discuss U.S.-Saudi ties, conflicts - White House | Reuters

RIYADH President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman discussed the ties between their nations during a two-hour long meeting on Wednesday, a conversation that touched on conflicts around the Middle East and U.S.

Reuters April 21, 2016 01:45:15 IST
Obama, Saudi king discuss U.S.-Saudi ties, conflicts - White House
| Reuters

Obama Saudi king discuss USSaudi ties conflicts  White House
 Reuters

RIYADH President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman discussed the ties between their nations during a two-hour long meeting on Wednesday, a conversation that touched on conflicts around the Middle East and U.S. concerns about human rights in the kingdom.

"The two leaders reaffirmed the historic friendship and deep strategic partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia," the White House said in a statement, noting the leaders discussed Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, among other issues.


(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Dominic Evans)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date:

also read

WhatsApp introduces 'Fast Playback' feature for voice messages on Android, iOS, web and desktop app
News & Analysis

WhatsApp introduces 'Fast Playback' feature for voice messages on Android, iOS, web and desktop app

The Fast Playback feature adds the option to listen to voice notes at variable speeds – 1x, 1.5x, and even 2x speed.

Should internet giants pay for news? All about the debate and the global experience so far
News & Analysis

Should internet giants pay for news? All about the debate and the global experience so far

Here's a look at how countries have gone about getting big tech to pay up for news content.

Facebook suspends former President Donald Trump's account for two years
World

Facebook suspends former President Donald Trump's account for two years

“At the end of this period, we will look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded," Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, wrote in a blog post