Obama to visit in Saudi Arabia for talks on Iran, Palestine
American President Barack Obama intends to meet Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah in Riyadh next week to discuss the nuclear standoff with Iran and reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The American leader will visit Riyadh on June 3 in an addition to his three-day stay to Egypt, Germany and France, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
Gibbs rejected suggestions the Saudi visit was added to persuade Arab nations to make conciliatory gestures to Israel. "The president believes it's an important opportunity to discuss important business, like Middle East peace, but it's not born out of anything specific," he said.