President Obama to Speak About “Arab Spring,” Likely Next Week

May 11, 2011 1:06pm

President Obama will deliver a speech on the political changes sweeping throughout the Middle East and North Africa "in the relatively near future," White House press secretary Jay Carney said today.

Such a speech has been in the works for weeks. A senior administration official tells ABC News that the president will likely deliver the speech next week.

The president will next week meet at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abdullah. On Sunday May 22nd he is scheduled to leave for Europe.

-Jake Tapper (@jaketapper)

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