Netanyahu in Europe to Fight Iran Nuclear Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left on Monday for a round of diplomatic meetings in Berlin, Paris and London with the future of the nuclear deal with Iran in focus.

Israeli premier met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel The Israeli premier met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, and will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday and with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday.

In his meeting with Merkel, Netanyahu addressed disagreements about the Iranian nuclear agreement’s terms, while both leaders agreed on the need to force Iran to vacate other countries in the Middle East, reported the Jerusalem Post.

According to that report, Merkel declared at a press conference after their meeting that Germany “will exert [its] influence in such a way that Iran is pushed out of this region,” and that Berlin will take a “very close look at Iran’s activities in the region and seek to contain it.”

At the same press conference, Netanyahu warned, “The Iranians military presence right now in Syria includes about 18,000 Shi’a militia, commanded by Iranian commanders.”

On Wednesday in London, Netanyahu will also meet with May and with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and members of Parliament.?The focus of Netanyahu’s diplomatic foray is preventing Iran from arming itself with nuclear weapons, the spread of Iranian aggression ...

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