Obama phones Saudi King Abdullah about Iran nuclear deal: White House

WASHINGTON Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:22pm EST

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to workers on the economy at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, California November 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to workers on the economy at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, California November 26, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama phoned Saudi King Abdullah on Wednesday to discuss the interim deal between Iran and six world powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program, and emphasized that it will be important for Iran to follow through on commitments made in the deal, the White House said.

Obama and the king agreed to talk regularly as negotiations continue on a longer-term agreement "that would resolve the international community's concerns regarding Iran's nuclear program," the White House said.

Saudi Arabia had given its qualified approval to the deal earlier this week.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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Comments (6)
unionwv wrote:
While Obama’s attempt to cooperate with Iran in spite of the adversarial relationship is commendable, his assurances about this or that “consequence” are no more believable than most of the rest of his speechmaking.

It’s not logical to think that our citizens know that, but those in the Near East, including the Saudis, don’t.

Nov 28, 2013 8:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
jmad34 wrote:
The politics of Islam is riddled with hidden quagmires and ancient hatred. Obamas efforts are commendable.The potential of recognition is far preferable bombing. It is time to burry the hatchet. How about Cuba and N Korea as well.

Nov 28, 2013 12:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Duffman wrote:
jmad34 It is time to burry the hatchet.
But then how can we distract the plebs while we restrict their freedoms and slowly turn them into serfs? Cuz I can’t think of a better boogey-man than a couple of dirt poor commie countries that are on the brink of starvation every even numbered year. Seriously though, peace is bad for business.

Nov 28, 2013 3:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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