File - A Saudi child holds up a national flag with picture of King Abdullah bin Abdelazziz during celebrations marking the 83rd Saudi Arabian National Day in the desert kingdom's capital Riyadh, on September 23, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
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The White House on Tuesday criticised Saudi Arabia for refusing a visa to a journalist working for Israeli media who planned to cover President Barack Obama's visit to the kingdom.The Jerusalem Post said that its Washington bureau chief, US citizen Michael Wilner, was the only journalist to be denied a visa to Saudi Arabia to cover Obama's brief visit Friday.Rhodes said that the White House made clear its concerns to Saudi Arabia. The Jerusalem Post said in an editorial that top US officials including national security adviser Susan Rice personally appealed to the kingdom to issue a visa.
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