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Obama Assures Netanyahu of Consultation on Iran Going Forward

By: JTA

President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States would consult closely with Israel as talks with Iran go forward.

“Consistent with our commitment to consult closely with our Israeli friends, the president told the prime minister that he wants the United States and Israel to begin consultations immediately regarding our efforts to negotiate a comprehensive solution,” said a statement by the White House issued Saturday evening.

“The president underscored that the United States will remain firm in our commitment to Israel, which has good reason to be skeptical about Iran’s intentions,” it said.

Multiple media reports have said the United States did not brief Israel until two months ago on advances in the secret talks that culminated in the deal struck over the weekend in Geneva between Iran and major powers. The deal provides some sanctions relief in exchange for rollbacks in Iran’s nuclear program.

Netanyahu said repeatedly over the weekend that the deal is a bad one.

“As we learn more and more details about the agreement that was achieved last night in Geneva, it becomes increasingly clear how bad and dangerous this agreement is to the world, the region and Israel,” he said Sunday evening at an awards ceremony.

Israel and a number of U.S. lawmakers have said that nothing less than a total halt to uranium enrichment and a dismantling of Iran’s nuclear program should have triggered any easing of sanctions.

Under the interim agreement, about $7 billion in sanctions out of the $100 billion to $120 billion a year that impacts Iran’s economy will be eased. Also, Iran will lower enrichment to 5 percent, well below weaponization levels, and freeze construction in its nuclear program.

The interim period is supposed to culminate in a final status deal that would ensure Iran’s nuclear program is not moving toward a weapon.

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8 Responses to “Obama Assures Netanyahu of Consultation on Iran Going Forward”

  1. Alain Attal says:

    THERE IS NO AGREMENT!!!! Its a bul**** Obama is trying to win time to let Iranian construct the nuclear bombe !!

  2. They have terrorist Islamic training camps in America .OBAMAHMOUD ALLOWS IT.He is screwing the whole world & Israel particularely,OBAMAHMOUD IS A FANATIC MAD SICK DISGUSTING MUSLIM WHO IS & WILL BRING CHAOS IN THE WORLD.

  3. Beware of Wolves in sheeps clothing Mr Netanyahu.

  4. Robert Daren says:

    The US under current leadership is weak and Iran knows it. Not surprised they are taking full advantage.

  5. Gideon Jones says:

    Oy. This is sort of like a boyfriend ensuring you after having been caught cheating that he will make sure to let you know the next time.

  6. Yechiel Baum says:

    Arab Obama must think Jews are stupid. No one believes or trusts him!

  7. Bufon Netanyahu still leasening Ayatollah Obama, if is not to late Israel has to strike Iran, many countries will be happy that one country has the gonads to destroy the nuclear sites of Iran.

  8. Obama has to cool PM Netanyahu in fear that ONE DAY all Jewish holding big positions will decide to go back to their roots – ISRAEL – that is why Obama has to talk to PM Netanyahu as though 'business is as usual'. God forbid this ….

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