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On Mideast trip, Obama aims to keep troubles at bay

President also seeks to reset relationship with Netanyahu

WASHINGTON — When President Obama steps into the Middle East’s political cauldron this week, he won’t be seeking any grand resolution for the region’s vexing problems.

His goal will be trying to keep the troubles, from Iran’s suspected pursuit of a nuclear weapon to the bitter discord between Israelis and Palestinians, from boiling over on his watch.

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