Trump, Netanyahu discuss Iran in phone call following U.S. military visits to Israel

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke on the phone on Sunday, the White House said in a statement, adding that they focused on Iran and other regional issues. This is the second time the two leaders have spoken in recent weeks. 


The previous call between Trump and Netanyahu took place in mid November, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech in which he said that the Trump administration will no longer refer to Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal under international law. Netanyahu then called Trump to thank him for that decision. 

The call in November was the first between the two leaders after almost two months, following Netanyahu's failure to secure a majority for the right-wing religious bloc in Israel's September 17th election. 

While political analysts in Israel speculated at the time that Pompeo's statement, and the following Netanyahu-Trump call, were an attempt by the Trump administration to help Netanyahu in his efforts to form a government, the White House has denied those allegations. Two days after the previous Netanyahu-Trump call, Netanyahu was indicted for bribery, breach of trust and fraud in three corruption cases, further complicating the political situation in Israel. 

In recent weeks, several high-ranking U.S. military officials either visited Israel or met with their counterparts in the Israeli military. These meetings mainly revolved around the issue of Iran and the growing tensions over Tehran's activities in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. 

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Trump, Netanyahu discuss Iran in phone call following U.S. military visits to Israel

2019/12/1575263804.jpg
Read: 814     10:30     02 December 2019    

U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke on the phone on Sunday, the White House said in a statement, adding that they focused on Iran and other regional issues. This is the second time the two leaders have spoken in recent weeks. 


The previous call between Trump and Netanyahu took place in mid November, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech in which he said that the Trump administration will no longer refer to Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal under international law. Netanyahu then called Trump to thank him for that decision. 

The call in November was the first between the two leaders after almost two months, following Netanyahu's failure to secure a majority for the right-wing religious bloc in Israel's September 17th election. 

While political analysts in Israel speculated at the time that Pompeo's statement, and the following Netanyahu-Trump call, were an attempt by the Trump administration to help Netanyahu in his efforts to form a government, the White House has denied those allegations. Two days after the previous Netanyahu-Trump call, Netanyahu was indicted for bribery, breach of trust and fraud in three corruption cases, further complicating the political situation in Israel. 

In recent weeks, several high-ranking U.S. military officials either visited Israel or met with their counterparts in the Israeli military. These meetings mainly revolved around the issue of Iran and the growing tensions over Tehran's activities in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. 

Haaretz



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