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Trump talks up peace prospects with Netanyahu at UN meeting

The US president made a stirring case for Middle East peace at his UN debut with Netanyahu, but the Israeli leader steered the conversation back to Iran.
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (2nd R) receives information, as U.S. President Donald Trump and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres participate in a session on reforming the United Nations at UN Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RC12FAAB1990

NEW YORK — US President Donald Trump made a buoyant case for Middle East peace today at the UN, the start of a weeklong opportunity to showcase his vaunted dealmaking skills on the world stage.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his first bilateral meeting on the margins of the UN General Assembly, quickly sought to shift the conversation back to the two men’s shared dislike of the nuclear deal with Iran.

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