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Obama Goes to Riyadh to Reassure the Saudis on Security When U.S. President Barack Obama visits Riyadh Friday, one of the main goals is to convey to the Saudis that the American commitment to their security remains iron-clad, the New York Times reports. The strategic relationship between the U.S. and Saudi … Read more on TIME

Obama administration plans no-frills visit to Riyadh Once he arrives in Riyadh on Friday afternoon, however, the cultural exchange will end: the president plans no public events or visits to historic Saudi sites, similar to his last whirlwind visit to the country in 2009, which lasted mere hours. US … Read more on Jerusalem Post

Obama to visit Riyadh amid tensions over Iran, Syria: report The United States and Saudi Arabia have been allies since the kingdom was formed in 1932, giving Riyadh a powerful military protector and Washington secure oil supplies. Washington's relationship with the Saudis was crucial as the region faced changes … Read more on The Daily Star