Obama, new Saudi king to discuss fight against Islamist militants

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 26, 2015 4:38 AM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is likely to discuss the fight against Islamist militants and Yemen's political crisis with the new king of Saudi Arabia during his visit to Riyadh this week, U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said on Monday.

Rhodes also told a briefing in New Delhi that King Salman was committed to continuity on key bilateral issues with the United States.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Krista Mahr)