President Peres to visit White House in June

By REUTERS
May 7, 2014 19:14

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.

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.


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