Obama, Netanyahu emphasise need for Mideast peace

2015-11-09 18:16
US President Barack Obama in talks with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP)

US President Barack Obama in talks with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP)

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Washington - President Barack Obama says it's "no secret" that the security situation in the Middle East has deteriorated, and that he wants to work with Israel to "get back on a path towards peace".

Obama is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office. It's their first face-to-face meeting in more than a year.

Their meeting comes as the US and Israel work to move past tensions over the US-backed nuclear deal with Iran.

In remarks before the meeting, Obama acknowledged the tensions over that "narrow issue". He says he wants to hear Netanyahu's thoughts on how to lower tensions in the region.

Read more on:    benjamin netanyahu  |  barack obama  |  israel  |  us  |  middle east peace  |  iran nuclear programme

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