Obama: 'Netanyahu well positioned to bring about peace'

July 8, 2010 15:46

US President Barak Obama praised Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday, in a yet-to-be-aired Channel 2 television interview.

"Netanyahu is well positioned to bring about peace," said in a clip of the interview which was posted on the television station's website."Not only is Netanyahu smart and savvy, the fact that he is not perceived as a dove in some ways can be helpful. Any successful peace will have to include the hawks and the doves on both sides," the US president said.

Regarding the recent talks between the two on Wednesday, Obama noted, "I had the impression that Netanyahu is not just interested in occupying a space and filling a role, he is interested in being a statesman and putting his country on more secure tracks."

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