White House rejects Peres' request to free Pollard

The White House on Monday rejected a request by President Shimon Peres to release Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard from prison, AFP reported.
Peres sent an urgent personal request to US President Barack Obama on Monday in which he officially asked him to favorably consider commuting the life sentence of Pollard on humanitarian grounds.
But White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told reporters that the United States had not altered its stance on keeping Pollard behind bars, AFP reported. "There's no change in our position," Vietor said.
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