Skip to comments.Obama to Visit Saudi Arabia Amid Tensions Over Iran, Syria: Report
Posted on 01/31/2014 10:11:35 PM PST by kristinn
President Barack Obama plans to travel to Saudi Arabia in March on a mission to smooth tensions with Washington's main Arab ally over U.S. policy on Iran's nuclear program and the civil war in Syria, a newspaper reported.
Obama is preparing to meet with King Abdullah for a summit, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing unnamed Arab officials briefed on the meetings.
"This is about a deteriorating relationship" and declining trust, said a senior Arab official in discussing the need for the summit, which was pulled together in recent days, the newspaper reported.
A White House spokeswoman declined to comment.
King Abdullah is also to use the meeting to question Obama on why he decided against airstrikes in Syria, which Saudi and other Arab officials believe strengthened Assad, the newspaper reported.
"The meeting in many ways will get back to basics," said a Saudi official briefed on the meetings, according the Wall Street Journal. "Why did Obama do it the way he did it?"
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Will he visit the rock?
OMG, the bowing to ensue...
Perhaps he’ll kiss their feet too.
You know, you can’t buy class and this guy hasn’t earned a dollar in his life.
He’s Chicago’s answer to Jed Clampet.
Gee, hope nothing goes wrong.
Lets hope he doesn’t f things up too badly. I still hold out hope of being able to visit the Kingdom once more some day; I want to share the incredible night skies I saw during Desert Storm with my wife.
At this rate, I’m not likely to be able to manage that anytime soon unless I happen to buddy up to one of the Princes.
t’would be such a pity
His master’s voice.
Just checking in with one of his bosses.
I share your....your.......your....concern.
Lets hope he never comes back, the Arabs can keep him
The XL Pipeline will be cancelled for “environmental reasons” when
More bows and ring kissing, huh?
Hes Chicagos answer to Jed Clampet.
It’s what I pray for...that he never comes back. After all, he loves to vacation and pleasure himself...one of these days his “vacation” will be permanent, for which I will give thanks to the Lord.
OK I’ll say it, keep the SOB.
Putting Mooschelle in a Burqa for the visit might be a Saudi prerequisite. It ain’t Hawaii over there for her royal big behineyness to enjoy taxpayer lavished bennies.
The Tyrant will tell them to HIDE, while Iran nukes
Israel and the USA. After all, HE is protected
and he wants his desired ‘final solution’ to both.