Israeli Prime Benjamin Minister Netanyahu says he believes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will be a good friend to Israel and hopes the two countries can work together to dismantle the international nuclear agreement with Iran.
“I know Donald Trump Netanyahu told CBS’s”60 Minutes” in an interview scheduled to air Sunday night. “And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear. He feels warmly about the Jewish state, about the Jewish people. There’s no question about that Netanyahu’s remarks are significant in part because critics have accused Trump of tolerating anti-Semitism among some of his supporters.
While the two countries are close allies, relations were sometimes tense between Netanyahu and President Barack Obama because of their vastly different world views on the Iran deal and other issues. And there is sentiment in the nationalist Israeli right wing that Trump’s election could usher in a new era of relations with the United States.
Netanyahu said in the interview he “had differ ences of opinion” with Obama and well known, of course, tran The Israeli prime minister has been one of the fiercest critics of the nuclear deal During the campaign, truimp also spoke harshly about it Iran bank long backed armed groups committed to tsrael destruction and its leaders bave called for it to be wiped off the map Israel fears that Iran’s nuclear program designed to threaten its existence Netanyahu said there are various ways of undoing the 2015 deal, in which Iran agreed to limits on its nuclear program in exchange far the lining of international sanctions on its oil industry and finances.
I have about five things in my mind,” Netanyahu said, declining to go into further detail.