WH excuse for not meeting with Netanyahu? We don't want to influence the upcoming Israeli elections. Oh OK. How about Saudi Arabia where there are NO elections?
US. President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in order to meet the newly appointed monarch, King Salman, and pay his respects to the family of the late King Abdullah, the White House said Saturday.
Vice President Joe Biden was originally set to have led a delegation to Saudi Arabia on Obama's behalf.
However, the schedule for the President's departure from India has been adjusted to allow Obama to stop in Riyadh himself on his way home, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.
Funeral services were held Friday for King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who died earlier that day. He was 90.
World leaders are now traveling to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to offer condolences for Abdullah's death and pay their respects to the new ruler.
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