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AEHQ: ISRAEL & THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE
President Obama and Mitt Romney both spoke with the Prime Minister of Israel about security and Iran’s nuclear program on Friday.
FOX News Radio’s Chris Foster has more in this campaign update:
From America’s Election Headquarters.
The White House says President Obama is united with Israel in the goal of keeping Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Vice President Joe Biden tells a crowd in Boca Raton, Florida his boss:
Biden: “Has done more for Israel’s physical security than any President of the eight I’ve served with.” (clapping)
Mitt Romney in Wayne, Pennsylvania:
Romney: “I sure as heck don’t consider Iran becoming nuclear a bump in the road. We need someone who recognizes the seriousness of what’s ahead and is willing to lead.” (cheers)
He and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been friends since the 1970′s.
Chris Foster, FOX News Radio.
Below is the readout from the White House on President Obama’s phone call with the Israeli PM:
President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke today as part of their regular consultations, and to follow up on Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the Prime Minister. The two leaders discussed a range of security issues, and the President reaffirmed his and our country’s unshakable 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 cooperation and coordination between the Governments of the United States 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.
Editor’s Note: The phone call lasted about 20 minutes