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USA: Obama touts "extraordinary" US-Saudi relations, despite Saudi King snub

80 14.05.2015 Инфо

US President Barack Obama called US- Saudi Arabian relations "extraordinary" during a meeting with with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef at the White House in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. Obama's remarks come as Saudi King Salman's decision to skip the two-day Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit raised concerns. The two-day Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit began Wednesday night and will take place in Washington DC and in the country retreat of the US president, Camp David. Leaders are expected to discuss ways to enhance mutual partnership and deepen security cooperation. The meetings comes after GCC leaders expressed their concerns over Iran's nuclear deal with the United States and as a Saudi-led coalition halts its bombing campaign in Yemen.