US: Saudi King in Washington amid Issues over Iran

Saudi Arabia's King Salman is making his first visit to the White House since ascending the throne. He has said that his country is willing to cooperate with the US to achieve stability in the Middle East.

USA Saudi-arabischer König Salman bei Barack ObamaThe Obama administration greeted King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Friday with assurances that the Iran nuclear deal comes with the mandatory assets to assist examine the Islamic Republic’s regional ambitions.

Saudi Arabia, Washington’s long-term Gulf ally, is the foremost rival of Iran’s affect within the Center East.

The nuclear deal will present the Shiite nation with lots of of billions of in aid from worldwide sanctions in trade for a decade of constraints on its nuclear program. Officers within the Sunni nation of Saudi Arabia cautiously supported the deal, however fear about its enforcement and a destabilization of the area.

Throughout his go to to Washington, King Salman underlined that Saudi Arabia was keen to cooperate with the US to attain stability within the Center East.

Issues about Yemen

President Barack Obama additionally stated the US shared Saudi Arabia’s considerations about Yemen and the necessity to restore an inclusive and functioning authorities there. Saudi Arabia has been main airstrikes towards the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, who’re warring towards the federal government. On the identical time, the Obama administration expressed considerations about civilian casualties in Yemen.

Salman acknowledged that the US-Saudi relationship benefited the world and known as Barack Obama a “good friend.”

“We proceed to cooperate extraordinarily carefully in countering terrorist actions within the area and around the globe,” Obama stated on Friday. This included the combat towards the terrorist group “Islamic State”. Saudi Arabia additionally joined the US and a number of other Arab states in airstrikes towards the militant motion.

das/se (AP, Reuters, dpa)

Aline Niyonkuru


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