Obama Calls Saudi King Salman To Discuss Yemen -White House

Obama and King Salman also reportedly agreed that a negotiated political solution was necessary to achieving lasting stability in Yemen.



President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with Saudi King Salman on Friday to discuss developments in Yemen, the White House said in a statement.

It said Obama and King Salman agreed that a negotiated political solution was necessary to achieving lasting stability in Yemen, where Houthi rebels are battling supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour.

Obama also underscored the U.S. commitment to Saudi Arabia’s security, the White House said.

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