President Obama said he and King Salman shared common goals of countering Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region and resolving the crisis in Yemen. Obama added he shared the king’s desire for an inclusive government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished country’s human crisis. Their talks also addressed the Iran nuclear agreement.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States was working with its Arab allies on a ballistic missile defense system, special operations training and large-scale military exercises. Kerry met King Salman ahead of his meeting with President Obama.
Photo credit: Saudi King Salman and President Obama at the Oval Office; Washington, 4 September 2015 (Al Arabiya)