Prime Minister Netanyahu stated that “the [2015 nuclear] deal was always based on a lie: that Iran was not seeking nuclear weapons… in fact, it failed to solve the one problem it was supposed to solve. Now, it made other problems worse by removing sanctions on Iran, thereby helping Iran fuel its war machine in the region”. He added that “it’s so important that President Trump decided boldly to leave this bad deal, and he decided to restore sanctions… now Iran is trying to lash out to reduce the pressure. They attack tankers, they down American drones, they’re firing missiles at their neighbours. It’s important to respond to these actions not by reducing the pressure, but by increasing the pressure”. Netanyahu also asserted that “we should stand up to Iran’s aggression now. And Europe should back the sanctions instituted by President Trump. We certainly did”.
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