US president Obama to visit Saudi Arabia
April 20, Washington: US President Barack Obama is beginning a visit to Saudi Arabia at a time of strained relations between the US and Gulf countries, reports said.
As well as meeting King Salman, he will sit with leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter is on the trip with him. They would be seeking help with military and naval operations to counter Iran's "destabilising activities" in the region, Carter said.
Later in the week, President Obama will travel to the UK and Germany.
The Oslo Times