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February 1, 2014 8:02 pm

Obama to Visit Saudi Arabia in Effort to Smooth Tensions Over Iran

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King Abdullah bin Abdul al-Saud.

Reuters – President Barack Obama plans to travel to Saudi Arabia in March on a mission to smooth tensions with Washington’s main Arab ally over U.S. policy on Iran’s nuclear program and the civil war in Syria, a newspaper reported.

Obama is preparing to meet with King Abdullah for a summit, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing unnamed Arab officials briefed on the meetings.

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