President Barack Obama hosts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks Wednesday that are expected to focus on nuclear talks with Iran.
The White House meeting comes days after Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly that Iran is trying to trick the world into lifting sanctions while still allowing it to develop nuclear weapons.
He warned that a nuclear-armed Iran would be more dangerous than the Islamic State group operating in Iraq and Syria.Iran has long insisted its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, and said Netanyahu's speech continued a policy to "sabotage and disrupt" the nuclear negotiations with world powers.
Those talks to reach a comprehensive agreement were due to end in July, but the two sides agreed to extend the process until a new November 24 deadline.
Iran wants an end to sanctions that have hurt the country's economy, while a group that includes the United States, Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany is seeking assurances from Iran that it is not working to build nuclear arms.