Skip to comments.State Dept. dismisses ‘Obama snubbed’ story, calls it a ‘cable news talking point’
Posted on 05/11/2015 11:53:38 AM PDT by Dave346
The Obama administration insisted Monday that Saudi Arabias King Salman isnt snubbing President Barack Obama with his decision not to attend a Camp David meeting this week, despite widespread speculation that his absence seems to be a rebuke to Obamas effort to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.
Obama had invited King Salman to meet at the White House and Camp David on May 13 and 14, and the White House had indicated that the two would meet in private before a meeting of other Gulf Cooperation Council states.
On Sunday, however, Saudi Arabia said it would instead send the crown prince and deputy crown prince. Only two of the six invited monarchs will make the event.
But while speculation swirled that these absences are a sign that there is little support among Arab nations for the Iran nuclear deal, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said thats not true.
Nothing could be further from the truth, that there was some, some snub, to use the cable news talking point, she told reporters. She added that Secretary of State John Kerry just met with King Salman, and that the relationship was good.
The secretary had really good meetings with King Salman and other senior Saudi leaders in Riyahd, and also had very good meetings with the GCC foreign ministers in Paris, she said.
Harf said the situation in Yemen called King Salmans attention away from the meeting with Obama, and said in addition that U.S. officials never expected every head of state would attend.
The goal of the meeting the president planned for Camp David this week is discuss the best way to deepen and modernize the important security relationship between the United States and our GCC partners.
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Harf wouldn’t know the truth is it stole her “smart” glasses!!!
Netanyahu snubs him...
The Saudis snub him...
What’s a man with a nine year old’s intellect to do?
Translation: “You bowed to the last King, now bow to ME!!!”
He can’t believe they are not impressed with the Nobel Prize winner.
Page 1, above the fold in today’s WSJ...
Actually, it is because the Current Occupant has chosen a side to take in the Sunni-Shi’ite schism in Islam - he has selected the Shi’a as the winners, and the Saudi Arabian Sunnis can go hang.
The Saudis recognize a disrespectful attitude when they see one. The new Saudi King no longer stands aside in the face of Shi’ite provocations.
Barrack Obama has that “communist dictator” essence about him, like he $hits gold nuggets. He’s perfect in every way.
Harfie makes me Barfie
Of course he was snubbed. It had to have stung him too. I wonder how he will sting back. He always does.
Ruh-roh! Big Media had better not report it as a snub now......they might be demoted and then lumped in with ‘cable-news’ and be threatened with losing access to the Obama White House!
Nobody puts Baby in the corner.
By letting Iranian ships into Yemen for “aid”.
The Saudis have a navy, too.
Of course....that is a given without this snub imo
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