At the start of his meeting with Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu in Yerushalayim, President Donald Trump spoke at length about the big powers’ nuclear agreement with Iran.
“Iran should be very grateful to the United States. Iran negotiated a fantastic deal with the previous administration….We not only gave them a lifeline, we gave them wealth and prosperity. And we also gave them an ability to continue with terror…no matter where we go we see the signs of Iran in the Middle East.”
“Instead of saying thank you to the United States, they now feel emboldened…it was a terrible, terrible thing for the United States to enter that deal. And believe me, Iran will never have a nuclear weapon, that I can tell you.”
As he welcomed President Trump at the airport on Monday, Prime Minister Netanyahu said: “We’ve already made peace with Egypt and with Jordan, and Israel’s hand is extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians. The peace we seek is a genuine and durable one, in which the Jewish state is recognized, security remains in Israel’s hands and the conflict ends once and for all.”