Barack Obama told the Saban Forum yesterday that it was “understandable” for the US and Israel to have “different perspectives” on Iran.
“There are times where I as President of the United States am going to have different tactical perspectives than the Prime Minister of Israel and that is understandable. Because Israel cannot contract out its security in light of the history that the people of Israel understand all too well… But ultimately it is my view, from a tactical perspective, that we have to test out this proposition. It will make us stronger internationally, and it may possibly lead to a deal.”
Obama held secret meetings with Iranian officials without informing Israel.
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