Trump promises Israel that Iran will never get bomb

'One of the worst deals I've ever seen is the Iran deal'


Afp February 15, 2017
US President Donald Trump(R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump hailed the United States' "unbreakable" bond with Israel on Wednesday and promised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran would never be permitted to build a nuclear weapon.

Trump's vow was designed to address Israeli concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, which Netanyahu has warned expires too soon to permanently remove the threat.

"With this visit the United States, again, reaffirms our unbreakable bond with our cherished ally, Israel," Trump said.

"The security challenges faced by Israel are enormous, including the threat of Iran's nuclear ambitions, which I've talked a lot about," he said.

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"One of the worst deals I've ever seen is the Iran deal. My administration has already imposed new sanctions on Iran, and I will do more to prevent Iran from ever developing - I mean ever - a nuclear weapon."



The Iran nuclear deal was reached in July, 2015 and went into effect the next year. Under its terms Iran agreed to dismantle part of its nuclear programme, surrender enriched fuel and submit to international inspection.

But critics of the agreement, including Netanyahu, have argued then when some of the terms of the deal expire in 10 and 15 years it will leave Tehran on the threshold of building a bomb.

COMMENTS (4)

Ahson | 4 years ago | Reply This Zionist Iran centric hoo haa is an amusing indication of the panic. It's too late. Iran has won without needing nukes. With both Russia & China solidly behind Iran, there is absolutely nothing that can be done about Iran now. Trump will throw in the towel too, just like Obama did.
Parvez | 4 years ago | Reply @Menon: I'm certain you actually meant ' Rump ' ........ it sounds just right.
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