White House: Obama talks with Netanyahu on Iran, no meeting sought
September 11th, 2012
10:57 PM ET
11 years ago

White House: Obama talks with Netanyahu on Iran, no meeting sought

(CNN) - President Barack Obama talked with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a call Tuesday night about the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program, according to a White House statement.

Obama placed the call to Netanyahu, a senior administration official told CNN.


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  1. Thomas

    Israel is our friend and ally !

    Hello Benjamin , this is Barack. How's it going ? What's up with he little nut job in Iran ? Can you wait till Syria burns out , then we can deal with Iran with a cross objective solution . The sanctions are hitting them hard , the Iranian people don't like there nut job Ahmadinejad . It's a matter of time .

    That's talk again soon, all the best , take care.

    September 11, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  2. J.V.Hodgson

    Its time for people to think 'Chain re-action" not of the nuclear kind necessarily but the effect of going to war with Iran even if it is to so called destroy its nuclear capabilities.
    If we think terrorism is on the decline watch it rise big time like a "chain re-action" throught out the Islamic world and most Arab states where muslims are the major part of the population.
    War is a decision of the CIC ( President) who can in theory only propose it to the House and Senate who must approve by a 2/3rds majority.
    Drawing red lines or lines in the sand is the response of someone who is out of ideas to deal with this matter.
    Remember also our allies in Europe are not in favor of war and there is no way we will get a coalition together in the UN.
    Romney's and Netanyahu's naiivety in pushing this or war or to show as Romney wishes a weak or lacking leadership president.
    I also suspect that Iran would not defend against the USA but would go straight to all out war with Israel and attempt maybe even succeed to fulfill Ahmajinedad's dream of a world without Israel. Hamas and Hezbollah would be only to delighted to join in. If you think Iran is not giving huge amouts of weapons Bombs and guns already to the " terrorist organisations you live in a dream world. Bashar Assad would be delighted to turn his forces and troops against Israel and forget his civil war.Thats why he is using heavy handed means ( more than likely weapons provided by Iran) to qull his civil war... needs to be able to attack Israel with Iran.

    September 12, 2012 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  3. Jetty

    Obama should stay away from Netanyahou for now. The later is a close friend of Mitt Romney. Netanyahu befriending Mitt Romney reveals a lot.

    September 12, 2012 01:54 am at 1:54 am |
  4. Thomas

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suports Mitt Romney . If Israel attacks Iran , gas prices will go up . That could cost Obama the election .

    Thats see if patients and tact prevail .

    September 12, 2012 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  5. Ray

    Obama should let isreal deal with the problem them selves....why for the simple fact that we always have to help the world and isreal always demands !!!like if we owe it to them......lets be real the holocoust was messed up but 500 to 700 years of slavery was way worse...

    September 12, 2012 06:02 am at 6:02 am |
  6. Tony in Maine

    The United States military defends our interests. We are not the 21st century's Hessians. It's time for Netanyahu and AIPAC to learn that.

    September 12, 2012 06:09 am at 6:09 am |
  7. Marie MD

    I bet the twit will come up with some nonsense today about Israel and Iran.
    He's just waiting for his handlers to tell him that whatever it is he ants to say he can't butr he can always change his mind tomorrow.
    Sort of what he did about Obamacare yes, some, no!

    September 12, 2012 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  8. GI Joe

    Mitt Romney, BiBi, and Adelson all three have hot-head knee-jerk reactions to a little movie that good old southern preacher just HAD to make to stir up the entire middle east. Talk about a bull in a China Shop.

    I'm for the guy that 1st tries to calm things down and then methodically issue statements that are not hostile. I'm all for president Barack Obama.

    September 12, 2012 07:16 am at 7:16 am |