President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday expressed solidarity on the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the White House said, amid signs of easing tensions over their differences on how to confront Tehran.
"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 in a statement.
Obama and Netanyahu spoke on Friday as part of their regular consultations, and to follow up on Netanyahu's Thursday meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The premier met with Clinton for approximately 75 minutes in New York on Thursday. According to a state department official, the two discussed Iran, regional developments and the peace process.
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