U.S. National Security Advisor in Israel to Discuss Iran, Peace Process


susan-rice-un-ambassador-to-unU.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice met with Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu on Wednesday in Yerushalayim, where they discussed a wide range of issues, including the U.S. and Israel’s close security cooperation.

On Iran, Ambassador Rice emphasized the critical importance of pursuing a comprehensive solution that assures the international community that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful. She reiterated that the U.S. will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.

On Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Rice noted that, while we have come to a pause in the parties’ talks, the U.S. remains convinced that lasting peace can only be secured through direct negotiations that lead to two viable, independent states living side-by-side in peace and security.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}