U.S. Would Not Accept a ‘Bad Deal’ with Iran
U.S. officials said after the two-hour meeting at Rawdat Khuraim, a royal desert retreat northeast of Riyadh, that the president had made it very clear that the two countries' strategic interests remained “very much aligned,” BBC reported tonight. The White House also hailed the “strong relationship” the U.S. enjoyed with the Kingdom.
A U.S. official also told BBC that President Obama told the king he would not accept a “bad deal” on Iran. That’s understood to mean that the Americans will not cut a final agreement with Iran without stringent guarantees that Iran will not, and could not, pursue a nuclear weapons program
Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Advisor Susan Rice accompanied the president.
Photo credit: President Obama meeting with King Abdullah, 28 March 2013. (BBC)