Obama Meets With New Saudi King, Talks Alliance

President Barack Obama and a large American delegation traveled to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, as the president met with the new King Salman to address calls for a revamped relationship between the two allies while paying respects to the late King Abdullah, NBC News reported. The talks were an effort to soothe their most important Middle Eastern ally amid ongoing turmoil in Egypt, renewed chaos in Yemen and America's ongoing talks with Iran, Saudi Arabia's regional arch-enemy, NBC News reported. CIA Director John Brennan and Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Central Command, joined in meetings with the Saudis, indicating that the focus of the gatherings has been military and intelligence cooperation.

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