Cameron, Obama discuss Afghanistan in call, demand urgency on Middle East peace talks

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron's office says he and President Barack Obama agreed on the need for urgency on Middle East peace talks in a telephone conversation.

Cameron's office said he spoke by telephone with Obama Friday, following a meeting with Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari.

They discussed Afghanistan, Pakistan and Cameron's recent visits to India and Turkey. In India, Cameron accused elements in Pakistan of exporting terrorism.

Cameron's spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with policy, said that on the Middle East, the leaders "agreed on the need for the parties to move as soon as possible to direct peace talks."

Cameron discussed the Middle East peace process in talks Wednesday in Rome with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.