The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Readout of the President’s Call with King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
President Obama called His Majesty King Abdullah today as part of regular consultations between our two countries on the range of Middle East issues. The President shared the details of the P5+1’s first step agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program, reaffirming the importance of Iran following through on its commitments. The two leaders agreed to consult regularly regarding the P5+1’s efforts to negotiate a comprehensive solution that would resolve the international community’s concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. President Obama reiterated the firm commitment of the United States to our friends and allies in the Gulf.