President Barack Obama on Thursday said he had ''candid'' talks with leaders from Gulf states on topics ranging from Iran to Syria at a Camp David summit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: President Barack Obama, joined by leaders from Gulf states for a class photo at the Camp David presidential retreat, said they held "candid" talks on issues ranging from the Iran nuclear deal to Syria. U.S. deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said the United States would welcome support from Gulf countries for the deal, which many Arab leaders are concerned would empower Iran to work in destabilizing ways in the region. Asked about the potential for a nuclear arms race, Rhodes said none of the Gulf countries present had given indications they would pursue a nuclear program that would raise concerns.