by: David Jackson, USA TODAY
With Syria's chemical weapons now the subject of negotiations, attention is shifting back to questions about Iran's nuclear program.
Officials in Israel say Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Obama in Washington on Sept. 30, with Iran at the top of the agenda.
"I intend to focus on the question of stopping Iran's nuclear program, an actual halt to the nuclear program," Netanyahu said. "And until this is achieved, the pressure on Iran should be intensified and not eased."
White House confirmed the Sept. 30 meeting.
"The president looks forward to discussing with prime minister Netanyahu the progress on final status negotiations with the Palestinians as well as development in Iran, Syria, and elsewhere in the region," said White House spokesman Jay Carney.
Netanyahu and Obama last met in March, when the U.S. president visited Israel.
Obama has vowed to stop Iran from creating the means to make nuclear weapons.
Iran says that is not its intent, and its nuclear program is designed for peaceful energy programs.
The Iran issue is one of the backdrops to the story in Syria, an Iranian ally.
Obama and aides initially indicated they would launch a military strike against Syria over an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack on anti-government rebels; Obama later agreed to a Russian proposal to have Syria turn over chemical weapons to international control.