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  3/26/2014, Adar Bet 24, 5774

U.S. Blasts Saudis for Barring American-Israeli Reporter


The United States on Tuesday slammed Saudi Arabia for refusing a visa to a an American journalist working for Israeli media who planned to cover President Barack Obama's visit to the kingdom, AFP reported.

The Jerusalem Post’s Washington bureau chief, U.S. citizen Michael Wilner, was the only journalist to be denied a visa to Saudi Arabia to cover Obama's brief visit on Friday, according to AFP.

In response, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters that Washington was "very disappointed by the Saudi decision."