Thu Sep 27th, 2012

Clinton talks Iran with world powers, then Israel

By BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is sitting down with the world's biggest powers to seek a diplomatic way to halt Iran's disputed nuclear program.

Later Thursday, she likely will hear an alternative argument for possible military action in a private meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo).

The diplomacy comes in an action-packed day at the U.N. General Assembly.

Netanyahu is telling the global leaders that time is running out to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.

And he could repeat to Clinton his demand for a "red line" from President Barack Obama on when the U.S. might attack Iran. Obama has rejected the demand.

The White House says Netanyahu and Obama will probably talk by telephone Friday.


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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is sitting down with the world's biggest powers to seek a diplomatic way to halt Iran's disputed nuclear program.

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