Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Obama Restates Support for Palestinian State during Netanyahu Visit

Much controversey over "BiBi's" visit with Obama this week.

GUARDIAN UK -- Barack Obama reiterated US support for an independent Palestinian state, while Binyamin Netanyahu, said he was willing to restart peace talks. The Israeli prime minister declined to back a two-state solution but said Israel does not want to govern the Palestinian people. In remarks following the Oval Office meeting today, Obama also said he hoped to begin a new effort to engage Iran after the June presidential election there and said he hoped to have a sense of the progress by the end of the year. But he rejected an "artificial deadline", and also won praise from Netanyahu for leaving "options on the table" in dealing with Tehran.

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