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Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia, starts talks with king
« on: March 28, 2014, 01:13:32 PM »


BY JEFF MASON
RIYADH Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:31pm GMT

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama, making his first visit to Saudi Arabia since 2009, began a meeting with King Abdullah on Friday that White House officials said would focus on Gulf security, Syria, Iran, Middle East peace and Egypt.

The elderly king, accompanied by a number of senior princes, had what appeared to be an oxygen tube connected to his nose at the start of his meeting at his desert farm at Rawdat Khuraim northeast of the capital Riyadh, witnesses said.

Obama and King Abdullah said in plush chairs and talked to each other through translators. The king, dressed in formal robes and head covering, appeared alert and engaged.

The U.S. delegation seated at Obama's side included U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice. The leaders made no public statements.

Saudi Arabia wants the United States to shift its position on support for Syrian rebels, particularly Washington's reluctance to supply them with surface-to-air missiles, sometimes known as manpads.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/03/28/us-obama-saudi-idUKBREA2R15O20140328
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Re: Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia, starts talks with king
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 01:21:56 PM »

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted upon his arrival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 28, 2014. Obama will meet with with Saudi King Abdullah during his visit here.


Marine helicopters bring U.S. President Barack Obama and his delegation for a meeting with Saudi King Abdullah at Rawdat al-Khraim (Desert Camp) near Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, March 28, 2014.


U.S. and Saudi delegations sit opposite as U.S. President Barack Obama meets with King Abdullah at Rawdat al-Khraim (Desert Camp) near Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, March 28, 2014.
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Re: Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia, starts talks with king
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 01:36:50 PM »
Lurch was with him and seemed to remind him NOT TO BOW.

Why isn't Susan Rice wearing a cover on her head?

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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia, starts talks with king
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 02:12:59 PM »
Lurch was with him and seemed to remind him NOT TO BOW.

Why isn't Susan Rice wearing a cover on her head?
good question.


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Re: Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia, starts talks with king
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 02:29:47 PM »
You can bet he's a lot more comfortable there than Vatican City.
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Re: Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia, starts talks with king
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 03:02:44 PM »
You can bet he's a lot more comfortable there than Vatican City.
very true


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Re: Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia, starts talks with king
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 03:07:29 PM »
Mistrust overshadows Obama's Saudi trip - Yahoo News
http://news.yahoo.com/mistrust-overshadows-obamas-saudi-trip-055623617.html
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?


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