WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged cooperation with Israel’s new coalition government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on various issues including the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran.
White House Spokesman, Josh Earnest, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
The president, in his administration’s continuing efforts to smooth over differences with Netanyahu, congratulated the Israeli leader for his formation of a new coalition by the midnight Wednesday deadline after winning the March 17 parliamentary elections.
Netanyahu attempted to sway the nuclear talks with Iran, including a tirade at U.S. Congress in early March had angered the Obama administration and further chilled bilateral relations.
Iran and the U.S., Britain, China, France, Russia plus Germany, collectively known as the P5+1 group, are racing against the June 30 deadline for a comprehensive agreement after negotiating a framework deal in early April. (Xinhua/NAN)
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