WASHINGTON-  President Shimon Peres will visit the White House June 25th, the White House said on Wednesday.

Peres' visit will come after US-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians ground to a halt and against the backdrop of talks between the United States and five other world powers with Iran about that country's nuclear program.

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Peres met with US national security advisor Susan Rice in Jerusalem on Wednesday before broader US-Israeli security consultations, the White House said.


"On Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Ambassador Rice reaffirmed that the only path to a lasting peace is for a secure Jewish state to exist side-by-side with a viable, independent Palestinian state," the White House said.