When US President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday ahead of the United Nations General Assembly, the conversation itself will be private, but Netanyahu has made it very clear what he wants to discuss: Iran.
Trump has blasted the Iran nuclear deal since his days on the campaign trail, calling it “the worst deal ever” and vowing to “rip it up.” Since taking office, his tone has softened, but only slightly.
Earlier this month, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley laid out a case for the US to abandon the deal, saying Iran’s technical compliance wasn’t enough. Netanyahu has urged Trump to do so, saying in an exclusive interview with CNN this week, “This agreement should be changed. They [Iran] must stop their aggression. They must stop their terror in the Middle East and everywhere else.” Read more at CNN.