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Saudi's King Salman set to visit US for the first time

posted on: Aug 28, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will visit the US next week for the first time since ascending to the throne, according to Saudi officials.


The King’s visit on September 5 to Washington is seen as a trip that will seek to smooth over differences with President Obama over the Iran nuclear agreement. King Salman failed to attend a summit meeting with the US President and other Gulf leaders in Camp David in May, and was instead represented by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef, and the King’s son and defence minister, Mohammad bin Salman.