Phone call between Obama and Netanyahu focuses on Iran, peace talks

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October 29, 2013 00:01

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke over the phone on Monday to discuss two diplomatic fronts topping America's foreign policy agenda: negotiations over the Iranian nuclear crisis and ongoing talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

In a statement from the White House, the press secretary said the two leaders also discussed other regional issues, such as the civil war in Syria.

The call comes shortly after Minister of Intelligence Yuval Steinitz visited the US to meet with Vice President Biden and to engage in a round of strategic dialogue with officials at the US Department of State. Also last week, Netanyahu met to discuss these same twin issues with Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome.

No further details of the call were outlined by the White House.


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