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Obama calls Saudi king to discuss regional issues

King Salman received a phone call from U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday

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Saudi King Salman received a phone call from U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday, the Saudi state news agency SPA said.

The leaders discussed "bilateral relations, the situation in the region, in addition to developments in the regional and international arenas,” SPA said.

Meanwhile, the White House said in a statement that both leaders welcomed a commitment by the parties in Yemen's civil war to a second round of United Nations talks.

"The two leaders pledged to remain in close contact on these and related issues, and reaffirmed the strong and enduring strategic partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia," it said.