Obama to visit Saudi Arabia to attend last rites of king Abdullah


Washington: U.S. President Barack Obama will be leading a 30 member delegation to Riyadh on Tuesday to pay the last respects to Saudi King Abdullah who had passed away last week.

According to White House, the delegation includes officials and lawmakers as well as senior officials.

The U.S. President will also meet the new king Salman bin Abdulaziz.

The delegation includes U.S. secretary of state John Kerry, CIA director John Brennan and U.S. central command General Lloyd Austin.

Former secretaries of state James Baker and Condoleezza Rice will also make part of the delegation along with Nation Security Advisors Brent Scowcroft, Sandy Berger and Stephen Hadley.

Obama is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia after his three day trip to India.