Obama speaks with King Salman during the summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
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U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday the United States is united with Gulf Arab nations in fighting Daesh (ISIS) and sought to reassure them about U.S. overtures to regional rival Iran.In Riyadh for talks hosted by Iran's archfoe Saudi Arabia, Obama said Washington still had "serious concerns" about Tehran, but insisted no country had an interest in conflict with the Shiite power. The president also hoped to use his fourth and probably last trip to the kingdom to dispel the frustration felt by Gulf countries toward his administration, in what one U.S. official said was a chance to "clear the air". Obama added the U.S. is united with the Gulf Arab nations in fighting Daesh and reassured them about U.S. overtures to regional rival Iran.Speaking at the end of the summit of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, Obama played down divisions and vowed continued cooperation in fighting the extremists.
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