Obama, Netanyahu Speak, ‘United’ on Iran -White House
U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program on Tuesday and reaffirmed their united determination to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the White House said.
Obama telephoned Netanyahu after the White House confirmed the two would not meet during the Israeli leader’s U.S. visit later this month. An Israeli official said earlier that the White House had rejected Netanyahu’s request for such a meeting in what was widely seen as a snub of a close ally. Obama’s aides denied this.