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May 7, 2014 9:57 pm

Shimon Peres Set to Visit White House in June Before Retiring

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South façade of the White House. Photo: Matt H. Wade / WikiCommons.

South façade of the White House. Photo: Matt H. Wade / WikiCommons.

JNS.orgIsraeli President Shimon Peres will meet with his counterpart U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on June 25, just weeks before he is set to retire.

A White House announcement of Peres’s visit was made following a meeting between U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Peres in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Rice was in Israel as part of the U.S.-Israel Consultative Group meetings, where she and other top American officials met with Israel’s leadership on a wide-range of security issues, including Iran’s nuclear program.

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Rice told the Israeli leaders that the U.S. “will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon, and that diplomacy is the best way to resolve the international community’s concerns peacefully,” the White House said in a statement.

Peres’s is set to retire following the end of his term as president on July 15.

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