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US-Israeli commitment to prevent Iran nuclear threat

Obama and Netanyahu discussed a range of security issues Credit: Jason Reed / Reuters

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu have reaffirmed their commitment to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the White House confirmed.

It said: "The two leaders discussed a range of security issues, and the President reaffirmed his and our country’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.

"The two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The Prime Minister welcomed President Obama’s commitment before the United Nations General Assembly to do what we must to achieve that goal.

"The two leaders took note of the close co-operation and co-ordination between the Governments of the US and Israel regarding the threat posed by Iran – its nuclear program, proliferation, and support for terrorism – and agreed to continue their regular consultations on this issue going forward."