Netanyahu Praises Trump For Leaving Terror Supporting Iran Deal as Israel Braces for Potential Attack

Posted: May 08, 2018 3:45 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is praising President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement. 

"The deal didn't push war further away. It actually brought it closer. The deal didn't reduce Iran's aggression, it dramatically increased it. We see this across the entire Middle East," Netanyahu said Tuesday afternoon. "This is why Israel thinks that President Trump did a historic move and this is why Israel thanks President Trump for his courageous leadership, his commitment to confront the terrorist regime in Tehran and his commitment to ensure Iran never gs nuclear weapons. Not today, not in a decade, not ever."  

Israel is anticipating Iranian aggression in response to Trump's decision and after Israeli forces took out a number of Iranian targets in Syria last week.

"On the backdrop of an unusual line of identification among Iranian forces in Syria, the IDF decided to guide the Golan Heights on the opening of shelters. You must continue to be heard by the IDF as long as it takes. At the same time, a deployment of defense capabilities and a high readiness of IDF forces were completed," the following tweet translates.