Obama visits Saudi Arabia
(Riyadh) – US President Barack Obama left Italy for Saudi Arabia which is last stop of his six-day tour of Europe and the Middle East. The US leader is expected to spend one day in talks with Saudi King Abdullah on a royal estate outside the capital Riyadh.
The visit comes amid strategic differences over Iran and Syria, which are straining a historic alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
In Rome, Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time and held talks with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.