Obama, Netanyahu Discuss Iran, Middle East Talks by Phone
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone and discussed recent developments on Iran, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and other regional issues, the White House said.
The two sides agreed to continue their close coordination on a range of security issues, the White House said.
The call comes as the US is seeking to allay Israel's concerns about diplomatic overtures from Iran, Reuters reported.
Iran is seeking relief from economic sanctions, but Israel is pressing Obama to keep sanctions in place.
Netanyahu is also facing a domestic uproar over plans to release Palestinian prisoners as part of an agreement that restarted long-stalled peace talks with the Palestinians. Secretary of State John Kerry and the US brokered that agreement.