The Iranian threat will reportedly be the primary focus of a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this week in New York.
During their scheduled meeting Monday, Netanyahu will reportedly present Trump with Israel’s position on Iran, and also address the subject in a speech during a UNGA meeting Tuesday.
“Israel will not accept Iranian entrenchment on our northern border, which endangers not only us but also our Arab neighbors, and we are committed to acting against it,” Netanyahu said Friday night in New York.
In addition to discussing Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria, Netanyahu is also expected to express Israel’s opposition to the Iranian nuclear agreement brokered by the Obama administration and other world powers.
“Our position is straightforward. This is a bad deal. Either fix it — or cancel it. This is Israel’s position,” Netanyahu said while traveling in Argentina last week.
During a conference call with U.S. Jewish leadership ahead of the Jewish New Year, Trump stated, “The United States will always support Israel,” and that his administration has pressured the U.N. to address real security threats such as Iran, Hezbollah, and ISIS.
The last time Netanyahu and Trump met in person was during Trump’s visit to the Mideast region as president in May.