Obama heads to Saudi Arabia, Britain, Germany

US President Barack Obama waves as he departs the White House for his trip to Saudi Arabia, Germany and Great Britain on April 19, 2016President Barack Obama on Tuesday left the United States for Saudi Arabia, the first stop on a six-day, three-nation trip that will also take him to Britain and Germany. In Saudi Arabia, Obama will consult Washington’s Gulf allies on the crises in Yemen and Syria, but he is unlikely to receive a warm reception. The US president will meet King Salman on Wednesday, before a Gulf Cooperation Council summit of leaders from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar and Oman on Thursday.

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