Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to visit White House

September 17, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Obama on Sept. 30 at the White House to discuss concerns about Iran, Syria and peace negotiations with the Palestinians, administration officials said Tuesday.

Netanyahu has said that Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions would top his agenda. The meeting comes in the wake of an agreement between the United States and Russia aimed at forcing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to turn over control of his chemical weapons to international inspectors.

"I intend to focus on the question of stopping Iran's nuclear program, an actual halt to the nuclear program," Netanyahu said, according to Reuters. "And until this is achieved, the pressure on Iran should be intensified and not eased."

 

David Nakamura covers the White House. He has previously covered sports, education and city government and reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Japan.
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David Nakamura · September 17, 2013