Obama, Netanyahu talk Iran, Middle East peace

WASHIINGTON (JTA) — President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed Iran and Middle East peace in a phone conversation, .

"They reviewed the recent meetings between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Amman and the President reaffirmed his commitment to the goal of a comprehensive and lasting peace in the region," the White House said in a statement Thursday. "The two leaders also discussed recent Iran-related developments, including the international community’s efforts to hold Iran accountable for its failures to meet its international obligations."

"The President reiterated his unshakable commitment to Israel’s security, and the President and the Prime Minister promised to stay in touch in the coming weeks on these and other issues of mutual concern," the statement said.

Obama and Netanyahu have regular contact about issues in the region. The White House rarely issues a statement following the conversations.

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