Netanyahu, Obama poised for first talks since Iran deal

US President Barack Obama (R) has previously criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) for sending mixed signals over his commitment to a two-state solution and may press him on the issueIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets US President Barack Obama in Washington Monday in a bid to set aside their frosty personal ties, turn the page on the Iran nuclear deal and talk defense. The White House meeting, scheduled for 10:30 am (1530 GMT), will be closely watched in particular because it marks the first encounter by the two leaders since October 2014. Since then, Washington and other world powers reached a landmark nuclear accord with Tehran in a move Israel strictly opposed.

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