Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran, peace talks in phone call

Prime minister, American president also discuss other regional issues, such as the civil war in Syria.

October 29, 2013 00:07
Netanyahu and Obama meet in Washington on September 30, 2013.

obama and netanyahu chill and talk 370. (photo credit: Courtesy of GPO)

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 Intelligence Minister 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.

In his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Obama said his greatest foreign policy goals were a peaceful resolution to the Iranian nuclear issue and a final-status agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

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

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