Obama to speak with new Saudi king in coming days: White House

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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 12:52 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is expected to speak with the new Saudi King Salman in coming days, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Eric Beech)