Obama Visits New Saudi King to Bolster Ties Amid Mideast Turmoil

January 27, 2015 8:18 AM

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President Barack Obama travels Tuesday to Saudi Arabia to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah, giving him a chance to move past recent friction in a crucial strategic alliance.

Obama will discuss with the new King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud cooperation in fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, the unrest in neighboring Yemen and U.S.-led negotiations with Iran, Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, told reporters on Monday. Human rights, a regular po...

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