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WorldTrump, Netanyahu discuss increased sanctions on Iran

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

Israel says it is bracing militarily for possible U.S.-Iran escalation

Israel says it is bracing militarily for possible U.S.-Iran escalation Israel is preparing for its possible military involvement in any escalation in the Gulf confrontation between Iran and the United States, the Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday. The unraveling of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal under U.S. diplomatic pressure, Iran's downing of a U.S. drone and its alleged role in the holing of oil tankers in the Gulf have driven up tensions and stirred war worries. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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: Iran 'better be careful' after backing away further from nuclear deal

Trump: Iran 'better be careful' after backing away further from nuclear deal President Trump lobbed a strong warning to Iran on Sunday after the rogue nation announced it had ratcheted up its uranium enrichment beyond the limit allowed by the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. “Iran better be careful. … Iran is doing a lot of bad things,” Trump said. “Iran will never have a nuclear weapon.” require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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.

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