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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

President Obama spoke to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia today about the successful disruption of the Iranian-directed conspiracy to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador in Washington, DC.  The President and the King agreed that this plot represents a flagrant violation of fundamental international norms, ethics, and law.  They also praised the work of intelligence and law enforcement agencies that led to the disruption of this plot, and reiterated the joint commitment on the part of the United States and Saudi Arabia to pursue a strong and unified international response that holds those responsible accountable for their actions.  Finally, the President and the King reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia.