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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond of the United Kingdom

National Security Advisor Susan Rice met today with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond of the United Kingdom to discuss a range of issues.  They continued their close coordination with regard to the ongoing P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran, reaffirming their commitment to achieving a long term, comprehensive deal that fully and verifiably addresses the international community’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.  They also discussed Yemen, agreeing that a negotiated political solution remains the best outcome, as a military-only approach will lead to further suffering and destabilization in the region.  On Libya, the two reiterated their agreement of support for the UN’s efforts to help form a unity government and forge a political resolution to the conflict that is currently destabilizing the country.