Obama vows to keep Arab allies secure amid Iran deal fears

President Barack Obama, center, bids farewell to from left., Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Bahrain Crown Prince Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalif and Deputy Prime Minister of Oman, Sayyid Fahad Bin Mahmood Al Said after their meetings at Camp David in Maryland, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Obama and leaders from six Gulf nations are trying to work through tensions sparked by the U.S. bid for a nuclear deal with Iran, a pursuit that has put regional partners on edge. Obama is seeking to reassure the Gulf leaders that the U.S. overtures to Iran will not come at the expense of commitments to their security. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)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.


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