Obama to discuss with Netanyahu Egypt, Iran, Syria
Barack Obama - REUTERS/Larry Downing

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama said in a statement on Monday that his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Tuesday will focus on political solutions to the situation in Syria, and confronting increasing extremism in Syria and neighboring countries.

Obama said that talks will also address the situation in Egypt and the completion of the transition period, which serves the security interests of the U.S. and Israel.

He also said in the statement that he will discuss with Netanyahu current negotiations with Iran to stop the country from obtaining nuclear weapons, which are a source of concern for Israel.

Obama also affirmed in the statement that talks will include discussion of the Palestine-Israel peace process, adding that “time is running out.”

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