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Israel’s ‘true friend’ arrives to talk Iran

20 August 2018 17:01

 

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has arrived in Israel to continue the Trump administration’s anti-Iran campaign.

The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the hawkish figure as “true friend of Israel and an enthusiastic supporter of the alliance between America and Israel” in a statement Sunday.

Netanyahu welcomed Bolton, claiming that meetings with him would focus on “how to continue to push back against Iranian aggression in the region, and to promise that they will never have nuclear weapons.”

The Israeli premier added that the visit was “of great importance in light of President Trump’s decisions to move the embassy to Jerusalem (al-Quds) and to leave the bad deal with Iran.”

US President Donald Trump finally broke with decades of US policy in December by announcing that the embassy in Israel would be relocated from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

The city has been designated as “occupied” under international law since the 1967 Arab War, which Palestinians want as the capital of their future state.

Trump also withdrew Washington from the landmark Iran nuclear deal in May and decided to re-impose unilateral sanctions against Tehran.

Ever since Trump appeared in office, the Israeli regime has become more outspoken in its anti-Iran stance.

Tehran has also rejected calls by Trump to hold talks, asserting that Washington should return to the nuclear deal, known as the Join Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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