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Saudi King Meets Obama amid Protests Against Saudi Bombing of Yemen

HeadlineSep 04, 2015

Saudi Arabian King Salman has arrived in Washington, D.C., today to meet with President Obama to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and other issues. This is King Salman’s first visit to the United States since he assumed the throne in January following the death of his half-brother King Abdullah. The group CodePink has planned a protest in front of the White House to coincide with the meeting to denounce the ongoing Saudi-led bombing of Yemen, which has sparked a humanitarian crisis. King Salman’s visit comes as the Pentagon and Saudi Arabia are finalizing a $1 billion arms agreement to provide weapons for Saudi’s campaign in Yemen, as well as its fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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