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Amid differences, Israel’s Netanyahu to seek reassurances from Obama on Iran

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peace efforts as well as complications from the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants. Hosting the Israeli prime minister in a brief visit to Washington, Obama is expected to try to find common ground with Israel, a traditionally close ally, on the most pressing issues but may have a difficult time narrowing the gap. …

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Iran to give military grant to Lebanese army: senior official

Beirut (Reuters) – Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the director of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Tuesday, boosting security forces that are already backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States. “The Islamic Republic decided to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army,” he said in Beirut. Shamkhani is meeting Lebanese officials. He did not give a figure for the grant. (Reporting by Oliver Holmes; Editing by Janet Lawrence) …read more

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Israel’s Netanyahu: Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A nuclear-armed Iran would pose a far greater threat to the world than Islamic State militants who have seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday. “Make no mistake, ISIS (Islamic State) must be defeated,” Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly. “But to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the war. …

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No breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks, sides agree to keep talking

By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran and six world powers made little progress in overcoming significant disagreements in the most recent round of nuclear talks, including on uranium enrichment, Iranian and Western diplomats close to the negotiations said on Friday. Officials from Iran and the six countries had cautioned ahead of the talks in New York that a breakthrough was unlikely to end sanctions on Tehran, although they had hoped substantial progress could be made in narrowing disagreements. …

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