Strained US-Saudi Relationship Highlighted in King's Visit

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman is in Washington today to finalize a $1 billion arms deal with the US ­­ and lobby for more support to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East. It's his first visit since ascending to the throne in January, and it comes just days after President Obama secured the magic number of Senate votes needed to get the Iran nuclear deal through Congress. Steven Cook is a senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.