US President, Israeli Premier discuss Iran

Fri 13 Jan 2012 01:16 GMT | 05:16 Local Time

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Obama, Netanyahu discuss developments in Iran.

US President Barack Obama spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday amid escalating tensions with Iran.

The White House revealed little about the call, but said it covered "the international community’s efforts to hold Iran accountable for its failures to meet its international obligations.”

The readout said the phone conversation was part of the two leaders' "regular communication and cooperation."

The call was made one day after an Iranaian nuclear scientist was killed in a car bombing in Tehran. Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, who was killed when a motorcyclist put a bomb underneath his car, is the third Iranian nuclear scientist to be killed in the last two years.

Iran has accused Israel's Mossad of carrying out an assassination. Israeli officials have declined to comment on the accusations. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton categorically denied Wednesday that the US had any involvement in the assassination.

The Hill

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