The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, met with his British counterpart, Theresa May on Monday in London to discuss Iranian sanctions and the continued expansion of Israeli settlements in Palestinian occupied territory.
Although President Donald Trump was not present for their conversation, each of the world leaders echoed Trump’s own sentiments to one another in an effort to sway each nation toward different statements Trump has made in recent days regarding their respective policies. Netanyahu encouraged May to join in on subjecting Iran to sanctions as a result of their recent ballistic missile test, while May cautioned him on pursuing Israel’s plans for new settlement development.
“Iran seeks to annihilate Israel, it seeks to conquer the Middle East, it threatens Europe, it threatens the West, it threatens the world. And it offers provocation after provocation,” Netanyahu told May in the days leading up to the meeting.
“That’s why I welcome President Trump’s assistance of new sanctions against Iran, I think other nations should follow suit, certainly responsible nations. I’d like to talk to you about how we can ensure that Iran’s aggression does not go unanswered.”