Obama, Netanyahu discuss Cairo embassy attack

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Posted: Sep 09, 2011 7:17 PM
Obama, Netanyahu discuss Cairo embassy attack

President Barack Obama has assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. is taking steps "at all levels" to resolve the situation in Egypt, where protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy and dumped documents out the windows.

Obama also said in a phone conversation Friday with Netanyahu that the U.S. was calling on the Egyptian government to honor its international obligations to keep the Israeli Embassy secure.

The White House says Obama expressed "great concern" about the situation at the embassy and the security of Israelis there and said the U.S. is working toward a resolution without further violence. The two leaders agreed to keep in touch until the situation is resolved.