Netanyahu clarifies that he declined to meet Obama due to US election campaign

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he had declined an offer to meet US President Barack Obama at the White House later this month because of the heated US election campaign.
The White House first announced on Monday that Netanyahu had turned down the meeting - a move that was seen as the latest episode in a fraught relationship that has yet to recover from deep differences over last year's US-led international nuclear deal with Israel's foe Iran.
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