The Israeli Prime Minister and the President of the US are expected to meet and focus on the Iranian Nuclear Deal today. Netanyahu after landing in New York earlier today: “Israel will not tolerate an Iranian presence on our northern border.”
Trump and Netanyahu will meet tonight to discuss Iran Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
With the upcoming annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the renewal of talks surrounding the Iran Nuclear Deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump are expected to meet today (Monday) at the Palace Hotel in New York.
Netanyahu will repeat his request to amend or annul the Nuclear Deal and will call for taking severe steps against Iran and its nuclear program even though Tehran is threating to react seriously to any change in the agreement. This hardline strategy towards the Nuclear Deal is being led by Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen, and its main theme is to get the message across that Iran could become the new North Korea. Meanwhile, in Washington, Trump will determine whether Iran is upholding its end of the deal as next month he is expected to inform Congress of his view on the matter.
The Israeli Prime Minister is currently completing his preparations for his meeting with Trump and does not only intend to warn of the dangers of a nuclear Iran but to present a plan that will prevent it from becoming a nuclear power. He is also expected to address the matter during his speech at the Assembly. Netanyahu will insist that sanctions against Iran must be hardened so that the world does not wake up one day to an Iran with a bomb.
Netanyahu’s speech will take place on the first day of the UNGA, before the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, and in it he will directly address Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. On the first day, there will also be speeches by Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and other prominent world leaders.
Ali Khamenei Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
After landing in New York, Netanyahu repeated his message against Iran during a reception at his hotel. “Israel will not tolerate an Iranian presence on our northern border. This is a military presence that endangers not only ourselves but our Arab neighbors and we are obligated to act against it. I think that today, Israel and its words are being taken seriously and this is how it should be.”