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“Those concerns remain constant and we’re not in any way negotiating those issues in the nuclear talks,” he said.

Rhodes said human rights, including women’s rights, would be on the agenda for Obama’s meetings. But he said the U.S. has a broad range of security interests with Saudi Arabia that would be most prominent.

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Kuhnhenn reported from Rome. Associated Press writer Josh Lederman contributed from Washington.