Trump called Netanyahu and the two discussed “dangers posed by the nuclear deal with Iran and by Iran’s malevolent behavior in the region.”
President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to discuss the Islamic Republic’s latest illicit missile tests, and the nuclear deal with Iran, which both leaders view as a failed deal and a mutual threat.
The two leaders, “spoke at length about the dangers posed by the nuclear deal with Iran and by Iran’s malevolent behavior in the region and about the need to work together to counter those dangers,” Netanyahu’s office stated.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump and Netanyahu discussed, “regional security challenges.”
Netanyahu also took the opportunity to thank Trump again for his warm hospitality during his recent visit to Washington, and expressed his appreciation for Trump’s strong statements against anti-Semitism during his speech before Congress last week.
In his first address to Congress, Trump commenced with a denunciation of the recent wave of anti-Semitic threats in the US, as well as attacks on other minorites.
The conversation came some three weeks after Netanyahu and Trump met in Washington.
Speaking at a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the suicide bombing at Israel’s embassy in Buenos Aires on Monday, Netanyahu said that at least four fifths of Israel’s security threats come from Iran.
“One of our defense officials estimates that more than 80 percent of our security problems emanate from Iran,” Netanyahu declared. ”Since the attack in Argentina, Iran and its proxy Hezbollah created a network of terror.”
“Iran is the greatest generator of terrorism in the world and we need to to fight this terror because it is just one arm of Iranian aggression, which also seeks nuclear weapons and advances in its ballistic missiles program,” he said.