Netanyahu, Obama look to move past Iran deal row

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has faced pressure to renew peace efforts after a wave of violence raised fears of a new Palestinian uprisingIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama meet Monday to put aside their rocky personal relationship and move past the Iran nuclear deal with multi-billon-dollar talks on defence. The two have not met since October 2014, and deep disagreement over the July accord between Iran and major world powers provoked bitter exchanges between the traditional allies both before and after it was reached. Obama and Netanyahu are known to have testy personal ties, not least because of the right-wing Israeli premier’s courting of Republicans — the US president’s opponents — including in a speech to Congress in March not coordinated with the White House.

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