Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the Obama administration’s criticism of Israel’s decision to build some 600 new housing units in Jerusalem, saying that Jerusalem is 'familiar with the American position. It is not new. It is also not acceptable to us.'

A State Department official deliberately cut several minutes of videotape from a 2013 news briefing dealing with sensitive questions about secret US-Iranian nuclear negotiations before posting the footage to its website and YouTube, the agency said Wednesday.