- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

For the second time in six months, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Washington and meet with President Obama.

The March 3 meeting will focus on “Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, developments in Iran and other regional priorities,” the White House said.

Mr. Netanyahu last visited the U.S. in September.

The Israeli leader has been an outspoken critic of the recent deal with Iran, designed to ensure that country does not continue its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Iran will meet next week with the so-called P5 plus 1 — the U.S., Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany — for another round of talks centered on implementation of the nuclear agreement.

“We agree that next week’s talks in Vienna will be an opportunity for Iran to show that it is serious about a comprehensive solution that assured the world that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only,” Mr. Obama said Tuesday at a press conference alongside French President Francois Hollande.

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