Alaykum As-Salaam…

Alaykum As-Salaam...President Barack Obama arrives in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

President Barack Obama arrived today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and was greeted by King Abdullah. The President hopes to reach out to the Muslim world in a major speech to be delivered in Cairo, Egypt tomorrow.

King Abdullah Greets Obama in Saudi Arabia

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud and US President Barack Obama inspect an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the King Khaled international airport in Riyadh on June 3, 2009. Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia at the start of a mission to the Middle East where he will reach out to the world’s Muslims and promote peace. Saudi Arabia laid on a red carpet welcome for Obama, who is due to hold talks with King Abdullah before heading to Egypt on June 4 to give a much-anticipated address to the Muslim world at Cairo University. (Getty)

U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Saudi King Abdullah underneath ...U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Saudi King Abdullah underneath a portrait of King Abdul Aziz at the King’s Farm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, June 3, 2009.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A map showing the itinerary of Barack Obama's visit to the ...A map showing the itinerary of Barack Obama’s visit to the Middle East and Europe. Obama launched a landmark Middle East trip on Wednesday to reach out to the world’s Muslims, but earned a swift rebuke from Osama bin Laden in a stinging new audiotape.(AFP Graphic/Laurence Saubadu)

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