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US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh

Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against ISIL, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington.

US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
A picture taken on April 21, 2016 shows US President Barack Obama (C-L) attending a meeting with Saudi King Salman (C) and Saudi Defence Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (C-R) during the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. During a meeting with Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia Obama said that 'No country has an interest in 'conflict' with Iran'. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
(From L-R) Saudi Defence Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Kuwait's Emir Sheik Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, Qatar's Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Oman's Deputy Prime Minister Sayed Fahd bin Mahmud al-Said , US President Barack Obama, Saudi King Salman, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa and Saudi Interior Minister Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef pose for a family picture during the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against the ISIL group, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
US President Barack Obama (R) speaks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, during the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against the ISIL group, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
US President Barack Obama (3rd L) speaks with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (3rd R) of Saudi Arabia as they pode alongside Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (L), Omani deputy prime minister Sayed Fahd bin Mahmud al-Said (2nd L), Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa (2nd R) and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (R) during the family photo for the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against the ISIL group, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
US President Barack Obama (R) speaks with Omani Deputy Prime minister Sayed Fahd bin Mahmud al-Said (C) during the family photo for the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against the ISIL group, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
US President Barack Obama (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) take part in the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against the ISIL group, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa (R), King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (2nd R) and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah (L) look on as US President Barack Obama (3rd L) shakes hands with Oman Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said (2nd L) during the family photo for the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against the ISIL group, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
US President Barack Obama (L) talks with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (R) as he departs King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on April 21, 2016. Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against the ISIL group, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. US President Barack Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against the ISIL group, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
US President Barack Obama delivers a speech following a US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. US President Barack Obama pledged unity with Gulf states in the fight against jihadists, and backed his allies' concerns about Iran, emphasising cooperation despite tensions in Gulf-US ties. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
A picture taken on April 21, 2016 shows US President Barack Obama (L) meeting with Saudi King Salman (R) during the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. Despite concerns about Iran's behaviour, neither the US nor Gulf states wish for conflict with the Shi'ite nation, Obama said. 'None of our nations have an interest in conflict with Iran,' he said at the close of a meeting in the Saudi capital with the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh
US President Barack Obama (L) talks with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (2nd L) and US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia T.H. Joseph Westphal (2nd R) as he departs King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on April 21, 2016. Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against the ISIL group, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)