US government attorneys will consider a deal to release Jonathan Pollard from prison, according to President Shimon Peres. Peres said that he had discussed Pollard’s case with President Barack Obama in their meeting Wednesday, and Obama said that the US Attorney General would consider an “offer” Peres said he had mentioned to Obama.
Peres made the comments as he emerged from his meeting with Obama. Earlier, Peres had said that he would make a special request to Obama for the release of Pollard during this, the outgoing Israeli president’s last official trip to the US. Prior to Peres’ arrival, the Office of the President had submitted an official request to the White House to advance Pollard’s release.
“I made a specific offer, but I won’t go into details,” Peres told reporters Wednesday, adding that he had discussed the offer with Pollard family members before presenting it to Obama. “If I give too many details it will just ruin things,” Peres said, adding that Obama had agreed to weigh the offer. “I can’t say that he responded positively on the spot. I don’t want to add to what he said, which was that the US Attorney General would become involved,” Peres said.
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