Obama met with Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval office for about an hour.
If confirmed by the Senate, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir would replace Joseph Y Yun as the next US ambassador to Malaysia.
Sunday’s attack, in which 53 people were also wounded, ranks as the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
“If President Obama meets with Dalai Lama, it will send the wrong signal to Tibetan separatist forces,” says China.
The president’s remarks were his first reaction to Trump’s speech Monday after Sunday’s mass shooting.
Barack Obama said gays and lesbians are targeted by organisations like IS, al-Qaida and others because of their “vicious, bankrupt ideology” and their religious beliefs about homosexuality.
“Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen – and it is only going to get worse,” Trump said.
Donald Trump says, “In his remarks today, President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words ‘Radical Islam’. For that reason alone, he should step down, if Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words ‘Radical Islam’ she should get out of this race for the presidency.”‘
The suspected gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, had previously been probed by the FBI for alleged links to Islamist radicals but was not under surveillance and had a gun permit.
“Today marks the deadliest shooting in American history,” President Barack Obama said.
President Barack Obama addressed the nation, calling the shooting “an act of terror” and an “act of hate.”
This was Trump’s first public rally since Obama endorsed Clinton as Democratic presidential nominee against Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont.
The US military was previously allowed to take action against the Taliban “in extremis” – moments when their assistance was needed to prevent a significant Afghan military setback.
Clinton, who reached enough delegates this Tuesday, is the first women presidential candidate of a major US party.
It is possible China may now seek some kind of bargain, whereby it is given entry to the MTCR in return for letting India get into the NSG, where it wields a veto.