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Israeli president: US approach to Iran OK for now

Israeli president: US approach to Iran OK for now

Israeli President Shimon Peres offered a cautious endorsement of new U.S. overtures to Iran following a longer-than-expected White House meeting with President Barack Obama.
The visiting Nobel peace laureate told The Associated Press that he came away from the session Tuesday reassured about the strength of the U.S. commitment to Israel. Peres played down any potential for a split over the way forward with Iran.
In an interview before leaving Washington, Peres said that as long as the United States does not take any options off the table, it should have room to try settling differences with Iran through negotiation.
At the same time, Peres made clear that Israel considers Iran a mortal threat.


Updated : 2021-03-02 00:47 GMT+08:00