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Behind the scenes: Saudi Arabia’s King in The White House

US President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman held a long-delayed first White House summit marked by warm public words, despite differing views on Middle Eastern crises.

Behind the scenes: Saudi Arabia’s King in The White House
US President Barack Obama speaks with King Salman (L) of Saudi Arabia during their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC on September 4, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Behind the scenes: Saudi Arabia’s King in The White House
King Salman bin Abd alAziz of Saudi Arabia (C) speaks with US President Barack Obama during their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC on September 4, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Behind the scenes: Saudi Arabia’s King in The White House
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with National Security Adviser Susan Rice during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office between President Barack Obama and King Salman bin Abd alAziz of Saudi Arabia at the White House September 4, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The President and the King were expected to discuss various issues including joint security and counter-terrorism efforts (Getty Images)
Behind the scenes: Saudi Arabia’s King in The White House
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden attends a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office between President Barack Obama and King Salman bin Abd alAziz of Saudi Arabia at the White House September 4, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he 'would not hesitate' to run for president if his family can handle it. The President and the King were expected to discuss various issues including joint security and counter-terrorism efforts. (Getty Images)
Behind the scenes: Saudi Arabia’s King in The White House
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden attends a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office between President Barack Obama and King Salman bin Abd alAziz of Saudi Arabia at the White House September 4, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he 'would not hesitate' to run for president if his family can handle it. (Getty Images)
Behind the scenes: Saudi Arabia’s King in The White House
People take photos during a Code Pink sponsered protest against Saudi Arabia's King Salman on September 4, 2015 in Lafayette Square across from the White House. US President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman held a long-delayed first White House summit marked by warm public words, despite differing views on Middle Eastern crises. After the meeting, the allies released a joint statement, published by the White House and later read out at a news conference by Saudi foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir. (AFP/Getty Images)
Behind the scenes: Saudi Arabia’s King in The White House
Two men argue during a protest against Saudi Arabia's King Salman on September 4, 2015 in Lafayette Square across from the White House. US President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman held a long-delayed first White House summit marked by warm public words, despite differing views on Middle Eastern crises. After the meeting, the allies released a joint statement, published by the White House and later read out at a news conference by Saudi foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir. (AFP/Getty Images)