White House looks forward to talks with Israel on Iran, Middle East

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that President Barack Obama looked forward to consultations with Israel's new government on Iran nuclear talks and the Israel-Palestinian conflict - issues that have caused strains in the U.S.-Israeli relationship.

"We also look forward to continuing consultations on a range of regional issues, including international negotiations to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and the importance of pursuing a two-state solution," the White House said.