Obama, Saudi King put warm gloss over differences

Saudi King Salman talks to the media during a meeting with US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, September 4, 2015US President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for a long-delayed first White House summit marked by warm public words, amid clashing views on Middle Eastern crises. Obama made the rare move of greeting the 79-year-old monarch at the doors of the White House, as he hailed the “longstanding friendship” between the two countries. Salman’s inaugural visit as king — originally scheduled for May and canceled by Riyadh — had been billed as a way of putting relations back on a more stable footing.

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