Obama, Netanyahu talk Iran after Israeli leader's warning; White House emphasizes co-operation | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

1.2°C

Obama, Netanyahu talk Iran after Israeli leader's warning; White House emphasizes co-operation

Obama, Netanyahu talk Iran after Israeli leader's warning; White House emphasizes co-operation
September 28, 2012 - 1:55 PM

WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remain in "full agreement" about keeping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

The Obama administration's account of Friday's phone call between the two offered no mention of Netanyahu's declaration to the U.N. General Assembly. The Israeli leader on Thursday held up an image of a bomb and warned that the world only has until next summer to stop Iran from building one.

Obama has promised that the United States will do what it must to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weaponry, but faces pressure from Netanyahu to be more specific in public about what would cause Washington to intervene.

The White House account emphasized the "close co-operation" between the U.S. and Israeli governments over threats posed by Iran.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
The Associated Press

  • Popular vernon News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile