Netanyahu praises Trump's decision on Iran nuclear deal
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praised US President Donald Trump for choosing to confront the risks posed by Iran rather than kick the can down the road for a future administration to deal with.
"He could have kicked the can forward, he could have said, well it’s not going to happen on my watch so why should I deal with it? You know, Iran will become a nuclear power with a nuclear arsenal, if we just let the deal go through. but it won’t happen on my watch," Netanyahu said. "But he said, no, it’s the duty of leaders – and it’s perhaps the most difficult duty of leaders – to ward off danger before it becomes apparent to everyone, because when it becomes apparent to everyone, it may be too late."
"I think there’s been a change with regard to this central issue, because, because I think President Trump correctly identifies that Iran is not the solution but perhaps the problem in the Middle East. The problem. The source of so much aggression, so much terror and so much misery," CNS cited the PM as saying.
Netanyahu stressed that Trump’s decision on Friday to announce he will not certify that Iran is complying with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was very important for Israel, but also "for the United States and for the future of the world."