Netanyahu asks Prime Minister May to consider new sanctions on Iran

Netanyahu's visit comes a week before the Israeli premier is expected to visit Washington to meet US President Donald Trump who openly said Washington should improve relations with Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu told reporters in Jerusalem on Sunday that he would "emphasize the need for a common front against Iran's defiant aggression which has raised its head in recent days".

Mr Trump has attacked it as "the worst deal ever negotiated". "She must clearly show her continued support for the Iran deal which offers one of the few bright lights in a fast darkening world". "I think other nations should follow suit, certainly responsible nations".

Echoing May's words in a speech in Philadelphia last week, the spokeswoman added: "What needs to happen now is that it needs to be properly enforced and policed and we also need to be alert to Iran's pattern of destabilising activity in the region". "We should also be clear that it has neutralized the possibility of the Iranians acquiring nuclear weapons for more than a decade", the spokesperson said, according to CNN.


She said she believed there was "much more we can do" and it was important to look at how "we can build that relationship". The British Prime Ministers' spokesman stressed that settlement construction harms the level of confidence.

"Together with the imminent Regularization Bill this is effectively annexing Palestinian land to Israel, Mrs May must strongly oppose such moves which will further hinder the peace process".

The Trump administration is also perceived as sympathetic to Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, an issue that caused friction between Netanyahu and former President Barack Obama. At the same time, however, Netanyahu was evasive in expressing support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. "I will discuss with them how to deepen the bilateral diplomatic, security, economic and technical ties including cooperation in the field of cyber", Netanyahu stated. The Number 10 summit was May's first face-to-face with Netanyahu since she became prime minister in July.

They emerged two minutes later to shake hands in front of the assembled media.

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