May 14, 2015 / 10:07 PM / 4 years ago

Obama: U.S. would consider military force if needed to defend Gulf states

CAMP DAVID, Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that, in the event of a threat to Gulf nations, the United States would consider using military force for their defense.

Obama, speaking after a summit with Gulf leaders at the presidential retreat Camp David, also said the United States would work with them to counter violent extremists working online.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Eric Beech

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