PHILADELPHIA -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu here Friday.
Romney called the prime minister, his one-time consulting colleague and friend since the 1970s, during his drive to the airport following a campaign event in Wayne, Pa. When his motorcade arrived at Philadelphia International Airport, Romney remained inside his sport utility vehicle on the tarmac to complete the call.
Earlier Friday, Netanyahu spoke on the phone with President Obama. According to the White House, the two leaders discussed "a range of security issues, and the president reaffirmed his and our country's unshakable commitment to Israel's security."
"The two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon," the White House said. "The Prime Minister welcomed President Obama’s commitment before the United Nations General Assembly to do what we must to achieve that goal. The two leaders took note of the close cooperation and coordination between the Governments of the United States and Israel regarding the threat posed by Iran – its nuclear program, proliferation, and support for terrorism – and agreed to continue their regular consultations on this issue going forward."
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