After Meeting Obama, Netanyahu Says World United Over Iran

Following a three-hour meeting at the White House, Prime Minister Benajamin Netanyahu says Israel has managed to place Iran at top of global priority list.

WASHINGTON – Speaking at the end of his three-hour meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that the internatinonal community is united against the Iranian nuclear threat. 

U.S. President Barack Obama and Netanyahu met one-on-one in Washington to discuss the differences between Israel and the United States over how to deal with Irans nuclear program.

Netanyahu with Obama at the White House - Amos Ben Gershon / GPO -  March 5, 2012.
Amos Ben Gershon / GPO

The talk between them dealt almost entirely with how to deal with Iran's nuclear program, Netanyahu told reporters.

"We managed to convince the international community that we are talking about a real threat and danger," Netanyahu said.

He added that Israel had also managed to "put the Iranian issue on the international order of priorities."

The position that Netanyahu presented to Obama at the White House were accepted with understanding, the Prime Minister said.

"What the President said outside, in front of the cameras, that is what he said in the meeting," Netanyahu added.

The meeting between Netanyahu and Obama came in the wake of a media storm over the possibility of a war against Iran. On Monday morning, a full-page ad in the Washington Post featured 10 former U.S. generals, each of whom calls on Obama to avoid a war of choice with Iran. The generals called on Obama to act toward stopping Irans nuclear plan by use of economic sanctions and political pressure in order to isolate the regime in Tehran.

Netanyahu is also set to speak in front of the AIPAC conference on Monday. The final wording of the speech will be determined only after the meeting with Obama, and will deal primarily with Irans nuclear plan.

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