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King Salman and Obama to discuss U.S.-Saudi partnership

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Saudi King Salman and U.S. President Barack Obama will be seeking a renewal of an historic American-Saudi strategic partnership that has frayed recently amid a rising set of challenges in the Middle East.

The conflict in Yemen, civil war in Syria, nuclear deal with Iran and recent collapse in global oil prices will all be points of discussion for the two leaders.

The new Saudi king's first visit to Washington since ascending to the throne comes at an auspicious time for Obama as the president nears a political victory in the US Congress over opponents of an Iran nuclear deal.