President Obama discusses Iran with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

U.S. President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to discuss the recent first step agreement with Iran regarding the country's nuclear program, according to the White House.

During the call, the two leaders reaffirmed their shared goal of keeping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Israel is skeptical about the P5+1 agreement with Iran and Obama said Israel has good reason to be skeptical about Iran's intentions. Obama said he wants the U.S. and Israel to work together on negotiating an ongoing agreement with Iran.

"The president noted that the P5+1 will use the months ahead to pursue a lasting, peaceful, and comprehensive solution that would resolve the international community's concerns regarding Iran's nuclear program," the White House said. "Consistent with our commitment to consult closely with our Israeli friends, the president told the prime minister that he wants the United States and Israel to begin consultations immediately regarding our efforts to negotiate a comprehensive solution."

Obama said the U.S. remains committed to Israel. Obama and Netanyahu agreed to stay in close contact on the issue as the P5+1 and Iran work together to come up with a long-term solution during the next six months.