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Obama meets Saudi FM at White House

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 12:59

Washington: US President Barack Obama has
met Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal in the Oval
Office for talks, amid the growing political tensions in the
Persian Gulf.

"The President and Prince Saud affirmed the strong
partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia and
discussed recent developments on key regional issues of mutual
interest," the White House said in a statement yesterday.

Obama asked Prince Saud to convey his best wishes to King
Abdullah bin Abd Al-Aziz, the White House said.

The visiting Saudi Foreign Minister also met Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton at the State Department headquarters in
Foggy Bottom.

Before the meeting, a Clinton aide said that the top US
diplomat was expected to talk about virtually all of the
regional issues ? situation in Iran, situation in Iraq,
promoting the democratic transition in Egypt, Bahrain and


First Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 12:18

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