Obama will visit the kingdom in March for a meeting with King Abdullah, the Journal reports, citing Arab officials. The White House declined to comment.
The visit comes as the U.S.-Saudi relationship has hit its roughest patch in years over disagreements on Iran, Syria and other flashpoints. The Saudis have joined Israel in criticizing the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran, their main rival in the region, and have been pressing for the United States to play a more active role in battling the Iranian-backed regime of Syrian leader Bashar Assad.
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