As Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls newly elected United States President Donald Trump, it is widely expected that the main issues of discussion will be civil war in Syria, the Palestinians and the nuclear agreement with Iran.
While speaking at his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that Israel was hugely concerned by the Iran nuclear threat considering the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, reports CNN.
The PM said that state of Israel supreme goal is to continuously stop Iranian threat and put a halt to the “threat from the bad nuclear deal signed with Iran.”
Netanyahu has in the past fiercely opposed the nuclear agreement referred to as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. This pact was negotiated between Israel/Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers …France, China, the UK, the US and Russia plus Germany.
The deal speculates that Iran has to lower its uranium stockpile by roughly 98%, allow heightened inspections, limit research activities and ship spent fuel outside of the country.
Iran then benefits by most of the international sanctions being lifted.
The Trump factor
Throughout his campaign period, Donald Trump has been against the deal and said it is incompetently negotiated and that fresh negotiations are needed.
Diplomatic ties between the US and Iran had only begun to thaw in the final years of the Obama administration, but after Trump’s victory, the future of this agreement has been cast into doubt.