Saudi rights abuses did not come up in Obama-Abdullah talks-US

by Reuters
Friday, 28 March 2014 20:05 GMT

RIYADH, March 28 (Reuters) - Human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia were not raised in talks between U.S. President Barack Obama and King Abdullah on Friday, a U.S. official said.

"Today, given the extent of time they spent on Iran and Syria, they didn't get to a number of issues, and it wasn't just human rights," the official said. The official added that Obama on Saturday would present a State Department Woman of Courage Award to a Saudi woman fighting domestic violence.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Steve Holland, Lesley Wroughton, Editing by William Maclean)

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