U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has met the leader
of Kuwait after arriving in the Gulf State on the latest leg of an
Kuwait's state news agency (KUNA) says Obama met with Emir Sheikh Sabah
al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Sunday.
Obama also is expected to visit neighboring Iraq in the coming days,
but his itinerary has been kept secret for security reasons.
Earlier Sunday, the U.S. senator ended his first trip to Afghanistan,
where he described the country's situation as "precarious and urgent."
Obama said it is time for the United States to withdraw some combat
troops from Iraq and move them to Afghanistan, which he says should be
the focus of U.S. anti-terrorism efforts.
Obama also met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul. A Karzai
spokesman, Homayoon Hamedzada says Obama expressed a commitment to
supporting Afghanistan and continuing the fight against terrorism.