Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is encouraged by the US readiness to lead and support a campaign against Iran's nuclear ambitions, RIA Novosti reported.
On Sunday, April 29, Netanyahu met in Tel Aviv with the new US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who stated that the US administration has a "comprehensive Iranian strategy" that takes into account not only Tehran's nuclear project but also "non-nuclear" threats, including a military presence in Syria.
"Iran must be stopped. Its quest for nuclear bombs must be stopped. Its aggression must be stopped. And we’re committed to stopping it together. I was very much encouraged, once again, by the steadfast support of the United States for Israel and for this common effort, which encompasses many other countries, as you know—as you well know, Mr. Secretary..." Netanyahu said after the talks.
He stressed that it is Iran's attempt to acquire nuclear weapons that pose the greatest threat to peace.
Pompeo in Tel Aviv also said that the US administration, together with its allies, will deal with "non-nuclear" threats from Iran: its missile programs, support for the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon and the Houthis rebels in Yemen, and deployment of thousands of Shiite militants in Syria.
Trump threatens to toughen the nuclear deal that six countries signed with Iran in 2015 or cancel it altogether.