Obama meets PM, security heads as Iran is on the agenda

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March 20, 2013 18:57
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US President Barak Obama attending a meeting  at the Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday evening with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror and military attache Yair Zamir.

Obama was joined by US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Security Advisor Tom Donilon. The make-up of the meeting indicates the topic being discussed is Iran.

Following the meeting Netanyahu will meet the press for 20 minutes, taking two questions from each side, US and Israeli. They will then go to a working dinner. Netanyahu will be joined by Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and  International Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz to discuss regional issues. Later in the meeting they will be joined by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni to talk about the Palestinian track.

Upon arriving at the Prime Minister's residence, Obama spoke briefly with  Netanyahu's wife Sara, and son, Yair.

He then signed the guest book with the inscription, "It is a great honor to reaffirm the extrodridnary bond between our two countries. By every measure, from security to our economy, our cooperation has never been greater,  and this in part is because of the strong commitment of Prime Minister Netanyahu.May our bonds continue to grow, on behalf of our people and prosperity for all people."


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