Amid developments in Iran and Syria, Obama and Netanyahu to meet

President Obama and Vice President Biden will hold a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. 

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The White House said the meeting will touch on the status of negotiations with the Palestinians, as well as developments in Iran and Syria.

Obama’s meeting with Netanyahu comes at a critical time for Iran and Syria.

Last Friday, Obama spoke on the phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. It was the first official diplomatic engagement between the two countries since 1979.

Rouhani has been making overtures to the West, indicating he’d be willing to negotiate on the years-long standoff over the country’s nuclear program.

Also last week, the United Nations Security Council voted on a measure requiring Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime to hand its chemical weapons stockpiles over to the international community.

Obama has called the resolution a “significant victory for the international community,” but the White House remains skeptical about Syria’s intentions and commitment to following through.