In the United States to speak at the United Nations General Assembly this week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Donald Trump today. The Times of Israel's Raphael Ahren reports that Netanyahu bashed the Iran nuclear deal and called for the world to address the Islamic Republic's aggression in the Middle East:
Netanyahu, speaking after Trump, opened his remarks by thanking the president for strengthening the US-Israel alliance, and then moved on to attacking the Iran deal, which the president had said earlier in the day the US may back out of next month.
“I look forward to discussing with you how we can address together what you rightly call a terrible nuclear deal with Iran, and how to roll back Iran’s growing aggression in the region, especially in Syria,” Netanyahu said, without elaborating whether he wanted the deal canceled or amended, before briefly touching on the peace process.
“As you said, we will discuss the ways we can seize the opportunity for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and Israel and the Arab world. I think these things go together,” the prime minister said.
Netanyahu went on to say that Washington’s position toward Israel at the UN had never been better than under Trump. “It’s been strong, it’s got both clarity and conviction, and I want to thank you on behalf of the people of Israel and Israel’s friends around the world — thank you, Mr. President,” he said...