President Barack Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Nov. 9, to talk about a range of security issues, including the Iran nuclear agreement.
“The president looks forward to discussing with the Prime Minister regional security issues, including implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to peacefully and verifiably prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, and countering Tehran’s destabilizing activities,” the White House said.
“The president also looks forward to discussing Israel’s relations with the Palestinians, the situation in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and the need for the genuine advancement of a two-state solution,” it added.
Republicans have criticized Obama for agreeing to an Iran deal that they say will put Israel more at risk, in particular by ending the conventional arms embargo against Iran. But the White House said the meeting shows the strong bonds that still exist between the two countries.