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Obama Summit Draws Praise From Gulf Nations, Criticism Elsewhere

A day after President Barack Obama promised Persian Gulf nations U.S. aid if they’re attacked, Gulf officials lauded the deepening security relationship while critics called the pledge insufficient.

Heads of state from the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council met with Obama amid criticism that his administration has rattled Sunni Gulf allies over talks with Shiite Iran on its nuclear program and the possibility the U.S. might be seeking a broader rapprochement with the Persian nation.