A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on April 3, 2016, shows Saudi Interior Minister Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (L) meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud gave Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a very warm welcome last weekend in a public tilt of Saudi policy toward New Delhi and away from its traditional ally Pakistan.
Islamic law dictates food choices and preparation just as it did 5,000 years ago. Dawn-to-dusk fasting marks Ramadan, the holiest season of the year.
Within hours of Tillerson's comments on June 9, Trump called Qatar a "funder of terrorism at a very high level." Saudi Arabia, now with Trump on its side, has not ended the embargo.
Tillerson has called on a lifting of the embargo, although the State Department seeks to stay out of the dispute, Nauert said.
Economic interests are part of the tilt, but so too is Saudi pique at Pakistan's refusal to back its military adventure in Yemen.
Modi and the Saudis signed five new bilateral agreements to improve relations, covering intelligence sharing on terrorism financing, increasing private investment and enhancing defense cooperation.