Obama vows to keep Arab allies secure amid Iran deal fears
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama charges toward an Iran nuclear agreement, he is assuring Sunni Arab allies that they are safe from the threat of an empowered Shiite nation as he seeks to shore up some of America's most critical security partnerships. However, Obama's claim of winning Arab support for his nuclear diplomacy appears far from certain.
13 May, 2015 One veteran, one rookie — Saudi princes tag-team US summit The tag-team of princes representing Saudi Arabia at a summit with President Barack Obama in Washington from Wednesday have relatively little in common -- except their extreme power. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the kingdom's 55-year-old interior minister, is a known quantity in […]
21 April, 2016 Despite tensions, Obama says US and Gulf united against IS President Barack Obama said Thursday the United States is united with Gulf Arab nations in fighting the Islamic State group and sought to reassure them about US overtures to regional rival Iran. In Riyadh for talks hosted by Iran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia, Obama said Washington still had […]
7 December, 2013 U.S. commitment to Middle East security proven, enduring: Hagel By David Alexander MANAMA (Reuters) - The United States has a proven and enduring commitment to Middle East security, backed by diplomatic engagement and a fierce array of warplanes, ships, tanks, artillery and 35,000 troops, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told Gulf Arab leaders on Saturday. […]
12 May, 2015 US, Saudi Arabia play down rift The White House and Saudi Arabia scrambled to quell talk of a diplomatic rift Monday, after King Salman pulled out of a summit with President Barack Obama at the eleventh hour. Obama had invited six Gulf leaders to the presidential retreat, amid suspicions that Washington is no longer […]
20 March, 2013 Obama set to plunge into roiling Mideast waters JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama is plunging into the turbulent Middle East on a mission aimed primarily at assuring America's top ally in the region and its friends back home that it will not be forsaken amid bitter domestic political squabbles and budget crises in Washington.