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.
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 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 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)