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WorldTrump, Netanyahu discuss increased sanctions on Iran

20:40  11 july  2019
20:40  11 july  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Netanyahu calls Iran's enrichment move a "very, very dangerous step"

Netanyahu calls Iran's enrichment move a Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday an announced increase of uranium enrichment by Iran was an extremely dangerous move and he again called on Europe to impose punitive sanctions on Tehran. Netanyahu made the remarks after Iran said it is fully prepared to enrich uranium at any level and with any amount, in further defiance of U.S. efforts to squeeze it with sanctions and force it to renegotiate a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

President Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and warned that U.S. sanctions will be increased soon, as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held an emergency meeting on Tehran's breach of a nuclear deal. " Iran has long been secretly 'enriching,'.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday praised US President Donald Trump ’s “courageous, determined and important decision” to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran He said that the sanctions , particularly targeting Iran ’s banking sector would put “ Iran ’s terrorist regime in a large choke hold.”

Trump, Netanyahu discuss increased sanctions on Iran© UPI Photo Trump, Netanyahu discuss increased sanctions on Iran

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke over the phone Wednesday to discuss skyrocketing tensions with Iran.

"I spoke with US President Donald Trump. We discussed regional developments and security issues. Foremost among them was Iran. I thanked President Trump for his intention to increase sanctions against Iran," Netanyahu tweeted Thursday.

The White House added in a pool report to reporters that the call centered around "cooperation between the United States and Israel in advancing shared national security interests, including efforts to prevent Iran's malign actions in the region."

Trump Thursday warned that the administration would soon "substantially" increase sanctions on Iran after it exceeded the uranium enrichment limits laid out in a nuclear deal clinched under the Obama administration.

The president withdrew the United States from the nuclear agreement in 2018 and reimposed harsh sanctions on Iran to try to force it to negotiate a different arrangement.

Trump threatens Iran with increased sanctions after country exceeds uranium enrichment cap

Trump threatens Iran with increased sanctions after country exceeds uranium enrichment cap President Trump on Wednesday warned that his administration would soon "substantially" increase sanctions on Iran after the country exceeded the uranium enrichment level limits laid out in the Obama-era nuclear deal. "Remember, that deal was to expire in a short number of years. Sanctions will soon be increased, substantially!" Trump tweeted. Trump claimed that Iran had "long been secretly" enriching uranium in violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. But the U.S. and international monitoring agencies had previously found Iran was abiding by the terms of the deal.

Netanyahu and Liberman lauded US President Donald Trump for reinstituting sanctions on the Iranian regime on Monday. By: TPS. “I praise President Trump and the American government for making the important decision to restore sanctions on Iran . This is an important moment for Israel

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The sanctions, ratcheted up over the past year, have focused on Iran's oil industry, metals sector, Revolutionary Guard and the supreme leader to maximize economic pressure.

The White House has also threatened Tehran with fiery rhetoric in past months, while accusing Iran of being involved in bombing two oil tankers and downing an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone. Trump confirmed that he had initiated and then called off a retaliatory strike after he said he learned 150 Iranians could be killed.

"We're going to see what happens with Iran," he told reporters in the Oval Office Wednesday. "Iran is doing a lot of bad things right now and they better be very careful."

Israel views Iran as a prime antagonist in the Middle East over its nuclear program and support for armed groups like Hamas and Hezbollah that pose more immediate military threats.

US 'will not back down' in Iran nuclear dispute, Pence says.
Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. is open to talks with Iran but "will not back down" amid heightened tensions with the Islamic Republic. Pence is speaking to a pro-Israel Christian organization in Washington on Monday, as Iran says it has begun enriching uranium beyond limits set by a 2015 agreement. The vice president says in prepared remarks that the U.S. does not seek war with Iran but will continue to oppose what he called the Islamic Republic's "malign influence" in the world. He says the U.S. would "never allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.

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