Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Clinton's Israel Visit, "Main Topic is Iran"

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Isreali Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his three hoped successors, Netanyahu, Livni and Barak. The Jerusalem Post reported:

"Israel cannot tolerate a nuclear Iran, and I heard President Obama and the secretary of state say that they resolutely object to a nuclear Iran," Olmert said before having dinner with Clinton at his Jerusalem residence. "We will discuss ways in which we can ensure this."

The issue of Israeli settlements was not raised in Clinton's meeting with Netanyahu, the leader trying to form a coalition government. As for Hillary's session with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, "The main topic was Iran."