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Obama, Saudi King discuss Iran, Middle East peace

06-30-2010 08:13 BJT

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia met at the White House on Tuesday, holding talks on issues including Iran's sanctions and Middle East peace process.

The two leaders stated their strong support for the efforts of the P5+1 with regard to Iran's nuclear program and urged Iran to meet its international obligations under UN Security Council resolutions, said a White House statement. P5+1 refers to the five UN Security Council Permanent Members -- China, France, Russia, U. S. and Britain, plus Germany.

Early this month, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution to impose a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its suspect nuclear program. Saudi Arabia has long feared that a nuclear Iran would further threaten the already fragile regional geopolitical power balance.

"They expressed their hope that proximity talks between Israelis and Palestinians will lead to the resumption of direct talks with the aim of two states living side-by-side in peace and security," the statement said.

"The President and King Abdullah also discussed the importance of resuming the Israeli-Syrian and the Israeli-Lebanese tracks in order to achieve a comprehensive peace in the Middle East," it said.

Obama is apparently trying to secure Saudi support on the proximity talks between Israelis and Palestinians as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit Washington on July 6. The proximity talks have been on a bumpy ride and yielded no result so far, marred by Israeli settlement building and the recent deadly raid on a Gaza-bound international aid flotilla.

The talks also covered Syria, Yemen and efforts by Saudi Arabia to battle violence extremism.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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