Obama, Saudi King Agree on ‘Inclusive Approach’ to Mideast Conflicts

ba{VOA NEWS/RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA} —President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman agreed on the importance of “an inclusive approach to de-escalating regional conflicts” during a two-hour closed meeting Wednesday in Riyadh.

In a statement after the meeting at Erga Palace, the White House said the two leaders discussed the “challenges posed by Iran’s provocative activities in the [Mideast] region.”

Tension between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia has risen over differing approaches to Iran and the fight against terrorism.

The statement said Obama welcomed the recent cessation of hostilities in Yemen “and the king’s commitment to providing humanitarian assistance across all of Yemen.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.