Obama plans calls to Netanyahu, Saudi king over Iran according to US officials

July 14, 2015 17:04

US President Barack Obama plans to call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi King Salman and European allies about the Iran nuclear deal, US officials told reporters on Tuesday.

The president informed leaders in the US Congress about the deal on Monday night and planned further engagement with lawmakers this week, the officials said on a conference call.

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday and urged Tehran to release Americans held in Iran, one official added.

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