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Israel: Netanyahu welcomes new Trump sanctions on Iran00:32

Israel: Netanyahu welcomes new Trump sanctions on Iran

Israel, Jerusalem
August 6, 2018 at 17:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the decision of US President Donald Trump to re-impose economic sanctions on Iran, speaking from Jerusalem on Monday.

"This is an important moment for Israel, the United States, the region and the entire world," said Netanyahu. "It symbolises the determination to block Iran's regional aggression as well as its continuous plans to arm itself with nuclear weapons.

The Israeli leader also called upon the European countries to follow Trump's steps and impose similar sanctions.

"The time has come to stop talking, the time has come to do, and that is exactly what the United States is doing and that is what Europe should do," said Netanyahu.

The US sanctions are set to come into force on Tuesday.

In May 2018, US President Donald Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal (JCPOA) and the re-imposition of sanctions, claiming this deal is "defective."

Video courtesy: Israeli Government Office

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the decision of US President Donald Trump to re-impose economic sanctions on Iran, speaking from Jerusalem on Monday.

"This is an important moment for Israel, the United States, the region and the entire world," said Netanyahu. "It symbolises the determination to block Iran's regional aggression as well as its continuous plans to arm itself with nuclear weapons.

The Israeli leader also called upon the European countries to follow Trump's steps and impose similar sanctions.

"The time has come to stop talking, the time has come to do, and that is exactly what the United States is doing and that is what Europe should do," said Netanyahu.

The US sanctions are set to come into force on Tuesday.

In May 2018, US President Donald Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal (JCPOA) and the re-imposition of sanctions, claiming this deal is "defective."

Video courtesy: Israeli Government Office

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