Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 5, 2012.
The President hosted Prime Minister Netanyahu for several hours to discuss a broad range of issues in their ninth bilateral meeting. They spoke at length about the threat from Iran. The President reaffirmed the United States policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. He reiterated the United States’ commitment to pursuing a strategy of principled diplomacy, backed by unprecedented pressure, including the additional sanctions that are taking hold on the Iranian regime. He further reiterated that all options are on the table to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The two leaders also discussed a range of regional issues, including Middle East peace, and the tragic situation in Syria. The two leaders agreed to consult closely going forward.