U.S. President Barack Obama will cut his India trip short to visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and meet its new King Salman, after the death of his predecessor Abdullah. Jillian Kitchener reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are on their way to India. But what was supposed to be a three-day trip has been cut short. The President will head to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman. He'll be among a crowd of world leaders and dignitaries, already arriving in Saudi Arabia, to offer condolences for the late Saudi King Abdullah who died on Friday, and to meet his successor. ... a duty Vice President Joe Biden was previously scheduled for. Salman has taken charge at a time of deep uncertainty... surrounded by a region in tumult and nervous about both Iranian influence and the spread of Islamist militants.