Oh my... White House denies inviting Netanyahu
Responding to a story in Israeli media earlier today, which I discussed here
, the White House is denying extending an invitation to visit in July
to Prime Minister Netanyahu.
A senior official in the U.S.
administration told Haaretz that as yet no invitation was extended from
Obama to Netanyahu to come to Washington. However, the official added
that "absolutely we’d expect that there will certainly be occasion for
the two of them to meet in Washington at some point going forward."
A source within the Prime Minister's Office said that as yet no invitation was received regarding a Netanyahu visit to the U.S.
Adviser Yossi Cohen, who is in Washington, met with his U.S. counterpart
Susan Rice for dinner on Monday night. Deputy Spokesperson for the
White House's National Security Council, Alistair Baskey, said that the
two discussed the ties between Israel and the U.S. as well as regional
security issues. A senior Israeli official said that a key part in the
discussion focused on the unfolding nuclear agreement between Iran and
the world powers.
So the US isn't confident of a deal with Iran?
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Binyamin Netanyahu, Iranian nuclear threat