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White House: Netanyahu, Obama to meet in Washington on March 5

Posted By admin On February 20, 2012 @ 3:20 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

Natasha Mozgovaya
Haaretz [1]
February 20, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama will host a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington on March 5, the White House said on Monday, a session that will likely center on the West’s efforts to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

A White House statement rounding up the recent Israel visit by Obama’s National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, which announced the date for the upcoming meeting, indicated that the top advisor discussed the “full range of security issues of mutual concern” during his meetings with Israeli leadership.

“The visit is part of the continuous and intensive dialogue between the United States and Israel and reflects our unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security,” the statement added.

Donilon’s visit, as well as the planned Netanyahu-Obama meeting, came at a time of intense speculation concerning the possibility that Israel may initiate a strike against Iran’s nuclear weapons over its fears the Islamic Republic is progressing toward nuclear weapons capability.

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[1] Haaretz: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/white-house-netanyahu-obama-to-meet-in-washington-on-march-5-1.413816

[2] Netanyahu will ask Obama to threaten Iran strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/netanyahu-will-ask-obama-to-threaten-iran-strike.html

[3] Binyamin Netanyahu pulls out of Washington nuclear weapons summit: http://www.prisonplanet.com/binyamin-netanyahu-pulls-out-of-washington-nuclear-weapons-summit.html

[4] Obama to face tense meeting on Iran with Israeli leader Netanyahu: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-to-face-tense-meeting-on-iran-with-israeli-leader-netanyahu.html

[5] Obama and Netanyahu agree: No Israeli strike on Iran without US assent: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-and-netanyahu-agree-no-israeli-strike-on-iran-without-us-assent.html

[6] By refusing to see Netanyahu, Obama sharpens his Iran dilemma: http://www.prisonplanet.com/by-refusing-to-see-netanyahu-obama-sharpens-his-iran-dilemma.html

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