Obama Says U.S. Military to Work With Gulf Arabs to Meet Conventional Threats

President Barack Obama said in remarks broadcast on Friday Washington would help Gulf Arab states face any conventional military threat, such as Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, and improve security cooperation to deal with concerns about destablising Iranian actions in region. Speaking in an interview with Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television following a summit with Gulf Arab leaders he described as "very frank and honest", he also said that the war in Syria would "probably not" end before he leaves office.