Saudi Arabia satisfied with Obama's assurances on Iran deal

US President Obama meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Oval Office of White House in WashingtonBy Yeganeh Torbati and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia is satisfied with assurances from U.S. President Barack Obama about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute to security and stability in the Middle East, a senior Saudi official said on Friday. Saudi King Salman met with Obama at the White House on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aimed to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions. The visit is the king’s first to the United States since ascending to the throne in January 2015, and comes after the United States agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in July.

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