Trump, Netanyahu Discuss Iran

Trump, Netanyahu Discuss Iran

US President Donald Trump spoke on Sunday by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a range of issues, including Iran, according to the White House. Netanyahu’s office described the conversation as “very warm” and Trump invited Netanyahu to come to Washington to meet sometime in February.  “The president and the prime minister agreed to continue to closely consult on a range of regional issues, including addressing the [alleged] threats posed by Iran,” the White House said after Sunday’s call, the Wall Street Journal reported.  The White House said a date for Trump and Netanyahu to meet in February would be set soon. The meeting will be closely watched by the international community, as Trump has indicated he will significantly shift US policy on the so-called Middle East peace process while the Israeli prime minister has said he is open to discussing new ideas. The two are also expected to consider the landmark nuclear deal Iran reached with six world powers including the US in 2015. Trump has vowed to dismantle or rework it. “Stopping the [alleged] Iranian threat, and first and foremost the threat reflected in the bad nuclear agreement that was signed with Iran, continues to be a supreme goal of … Israel,” Netanyahu’s office said ahead of the call. 

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