Obama warns of fallout for Israel if talks fail

Posted By on March 3, 2014

Washington: United States President Barack Obama issuing a veiled warning to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of talks, saying in an interview published on Sunday that it would be harder for Washington to defend Israel against efforts to isolate it internationally if US-led Middle East peace talks fail. Obama, speaking to Bloomberg View, also made clear that he would press Netanyahu to allow him the time needed to test Irans willingness to curb its nuclear ambitions, despite the Israeli leaders deep scepticism of the Wests diplomatic engagement with Tehran. Responding to the interview, a senior Israeli cabinet minister said the Netanyahu government was serious about peace but would not be pressured into endangering the Jewish state

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Obama warns of fallout for Israel if talks fail

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