Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday spoke to Vice President Mike Pence, who said that the US backs Israel’s right to self defense, as tensions skyrocket in the Middle East.
“Had a great conversation with Prime Minister @netanyahu this morning. The United States fully supports Israel’s right to defend itself from imminent threats. Under President @realDonaldTrump, America will always stand with Israel!” Pence wrote on Twitter.
The statement of support comes amid reports of Israeli airstrikes against Iran-linked targets in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, and a war of words between Israeli officials and leaders in neighboring countries, heightening fears of further violence in the region.
Read more at Times of Israel.