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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to visit the United States at the beginning of March and may meet with President Obama to discuss Iran's suspected nuclear-weapons program and unrest in the Middle East.
With just a little more than two months before the general election in Burma, scheduled for Nov. 7, the United States joined countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the creation of a United Nations-led commission to investigate purported war crimes by Burma's military junta.
He said he had been told that the use of international observers was "under consideration" for the election, which is likely to see opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi swept into parliament.
"The upcoming by-elections will be a key test of how far the government has progressed in its process of reform," he told reporters at a news conference to outline his preliminary observations.