President Obama interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in India for CNN's New Day
January 27th, 2015
09:32 AM ET

President Obama interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in India for CNN's New Day

The following excerpt is from an interview between President Barack Obama and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in New Delhi, IndiaThe President spoke with Zakaria as he concluded his state visit to India and spoke about the passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia for CNN’s NEW DAY.

The full interview between Zakaria and the President will air inside CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS international affairs program on Sunday, February 1st on CNN/U.S. at 10:00am and 1:00pm and on CNN International at 7:00am.  All times Eastern.

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FAREED ZAKARIA, Host of CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS:  So when Americans think about Saudi Arabia and specifically, I think they find it almost incomprehensible; this is a place where a blogger is sentenced to 1,000 lashes for expressing his opinions, where women can't drive, they can't work without a male member of the family's permission.

What would you say to them if they asked, why are we so closely allied with this regime when we now out-produce it in oil?

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  Well, what we'd say to them is that it is important for us to take into account existing relationships, the existing alignments within a very complicated Middle East, to recognize that we have strategic interests in common with Saudi Arabia and that even as we work on those common interests, for example, countering terrorist organizations, that we are also encouraging them to move in new directions, not just for our sake but more importantly for their sake. FULL POST

January 26th, 2015
06:48 PM ET

President Obama interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in India

Interview to Premiere on CNN’s NEW DAY on CNN/U.S.

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS Global Television Exclusive

President Barack Obama will sit down with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for a wide-ranging interview from New Delhi as the President concludes his state visit to India.

Portions of the interview will air first on CNN’s NEW DAY on Tuesday, January 27, beginning at 6:00amET and then air throughout the day on programs across CNN, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, and on

The full interview will air on CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS international affairs program on Sunday, February 1st on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

Interview topics will include U.S.-India relations, the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, recent terrorism events in the Middle East and Africa, the long conflict in Ukraine, the fall of the U.S.-allied government of Yemen, and more.

In September 2014, Fareed Zakaria was the first person to interview Prime Minister Modi since Mr. Modi’s election as Prime Minister of India.


In the United States on Tuesday, January 27 (U.S. Eastern Time):

  • CNN/U.S.: 6:00a.m.


In the United States:

Saturday, January 31

  • CNN International: 9:00p.m.

Sunday, February 01 (Eastern Time):

  • CNN International: 7:00a.m., encore at 10:00p.m.
  • CNN/U.S.: 10:00a.m., encore at 1:00p.m.


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