US Tries To Soothe Gulf Arab Fears Over Iran At Camp David Summit

There were two notable absentees at this week’s summit of Arab Gulf leaders and US President Barack Obama in the US capital and the Camp David presidential retreat. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman stayed away in what has been widely interpreted as a snub. Iran, meanwhile, was the uninvited guest that nonetheless cast a shadow over the discussions.

Mr Obama wants to end his second term with an Iranian nuclear...