March 28, 2014 / 8:08 PM / 6 years ago

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

RIYADH (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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