DIPLOMACY

Netanyahu, Obama Talk Peace

President Obama welcomed Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House today for their first meeting since his election. The two discussed Obama's desire for a two-state solution in the Middle East and how to approach Iran. Obama said the U.S. would be committed and "engaged" in the process of seeking a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. The two leaders met for more than two hours, with Obama saying Iran's nuclear program is not in that nation's own interest and stressed "we should have some sense by the end of the year" about the success of talks with Iran.