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Obama, in summit lead-off, calls Saudis 'extraordinary' allies

Posted on AllSides May 13th, 2015
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President Barack Obama, without revealing any of the underlying tension between the United States and Saudi Arabia, welcomed two officials from the Gulf kingdom on Wednesday to the White House, declaring the relationship between the two countries strong.

"The United States and Saudi Arabia have an extraordinary relationship and friendship that dates back to Franklin Roosevelt," Obama said at the beginning of his meeting in the Oval Office with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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