Obama concerned about storming of Israel's Cairo embassy

WASHINGTON Fri Sep 9, 2011 7:33pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is concerned about the storming of the Israeli embassy in Cairo by protesters and told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States is taking steps to help resolve the situation without further violence, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

Obama also called on Egypt's government "to honor its international obligations to safeguard the security of the Israeli Embassy," the statement said.

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