American relations with Israel have improved tremendously under President Trump. Those improvements were never more apparent than on Sunday, two days after President Trump announced his new Iran policy.
The president outlined in an address that, while he would not withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, he would decertify Iran’s compliance with the deal and impose sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
An interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was aired on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday in which the Prime Minister praised President Trump’s announcement, saying:
“I think the president was very courageous in saying, ‘I’m not going to kick this can down the road. I’m not going to say, “Well, it’s going to be on somebody else’s watch.” I’m going to stop this from happening,’”
He continued, highlighting exactly what’s at stake if Iran gets nuclear weapons:
“We cannot allow Iran, the world’s foremost terrorist regime, that hangs gays, kills protestors, jails journalists, and foments aggression throughout the region and the world”
“We cannot allow this rogue regime 30 times the size of North Korea’s economy to have a nuclear arsenal.”
“It’s a very brave decision, and I think it’s the right decision for the world.”
Check out the full interview here:
Israel is one of our closest allies and the only true democracy in the Middle East. It’s great to have a president who cherishes and protects that friendship and makes the Israel, and the world, a safer place.