Differences over Iran, settlements mar Netanyahu-Obama talks


WASHINGTON D.C.: US anger at new Israeli settlements and Israel’s skepticism over American nuclear diplomacy with Iran stirred new discord on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they met for White House talks. Several hours after Netanyahu emerged from the White House after 90 minutes, the White House publicly rebuked the Israelis over a plan for 2,600 new settlements in annexed east Jerusalem.



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