VIDEO: Obama Welcomes Saudi King to White House

US President Barack Obama said on Friday the US shares Saudi Arabia's concerns about Yemen and the need to restore an inclusive and functioning government.

Obama was meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in the Oval Office.

The US has been supporting Saudi airstrikes against the Iran-aided Houthi rebels, who are in a civil war with the US-recognised government.

But the Obama administration also has expressed concerns about civilian casualties there.

The meeting comes as Saudi Arabia seeks assurances from the US that the Iran nuclear deal comes with an effort to check Iran's regional ambitions.