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Barak after clear-the-air meeting with Bibi: We ‘see eye-to-eye’

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Posted on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:02 am

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak in London on Nov. 4. Photo by REUTERS/Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak in London on Nov. 4. Photo by REUTERS/Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “see eye to eye” on the Iran threat and U.S.-Israel ties.

Barak made his remarks in a statement on Oct. 6 following a 90-minute meeting with Netanyahu at which they agreed to continue working together to overcome Israel’s security threats, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Netanyahu reportedly called in Barak for the meeting to reprimand him over recent meetings with U.S. officials.

Barak’s statement said that he and Netanyahu “see eye to eye” on every aspect of the Iranian threat, as well as “the relationship with the United States under the prime minister’s leadership,” according to the Post.

Barak met several weeks ago with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who remains close to President Barack Obama after serving as his chief of staff, and U.S. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon. 

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