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Thursday, April 2, 2015
White House and Israel release competing descriptions of Obama-Netanyahu phone call on Iran deal

White House version:
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
April 02, 2015
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/02/readout-president-s-call-prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahu-israel

Readout of the Presidentís Call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of
Israel

President Obama called Prime Minister Netanyahu today from Air Force One to
discuss the political framework reached between the P5+1, the EU, and Iran
on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding Iranís nuclear program.
The President emphasized that, while nothing is agreed until everything is,
the framework represents significant progress towards a lasting,
comprehensive solution that cuts off all of Iranís pathways to a bomb and
verifiably ensures the peaceful nature of Iranís nuclear program going
forward. He underscored that progress on the nuclear issue in no way
diminishes our concerns with respect to Iranís sponsorship of terrorism and
threats towards Israel and emphasized that the United States remains
steadfast in our commitment to the security of Israel. The President told
the Prime Minister that he has directed his national security team to
increase consultations with the new Israeli government about how we can
further strengthen our long-term security cooperation with Israel and remain
vigilant in countering Iranís threats.

Jerusalem version:

Prime Minister Netanyahu Speaks to President Obama
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to US President Barack Obama this
evening and expressed Israel's strong opposition to the framework agreement
with Iran which poses a grave danger to Israel, the region and the world.

Prime Minister Netanyahu:

"A deal based on this framework would threaten the survival of Israel.

Just two days ago, Iran said that 'The destruction of Israel is
non-negotiable,' and in these fateful days Iran is accelerating the arming
of its terror proxies to attack Israel.

This deal would legitimize Iran's nuclear program, bolster Iran's economy,
and increase Iran's aggression and terror throughout the Middle East and
beyond.

Such a deal would not block Iran's path to the bomb. It would pave it.

It would increase the risks of nuclear proliferation in the region and the
risks of a horrific war.

The alternative is standing firm and increasing the pressure on Iran until a
better deal is achieved."

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