Pompeo After Meeting Netanyahu: If Iran Nuclear Deal Can’t Be Fixed, It Will Be Nixed

The United States will cancel the Iran nuclear deal if it is not fixed, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday at a a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following a meeting at the Israeli military’s headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu told the audience that the greatest global threat is the prospect of a nuclear weapon in the hands of Islamic radicals, particularly Iran, adding that he appreciates President Donald Trump’s stance towards Iran.

– U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of their meeting in Tel Aviv, April 29, 2018.

Pompeo said that the U.S. stands with Israel against Iran, saying that the Iran nuclear deal will be nixed if it cannot be fixed. He further stated that the borders of Jerusalem will be set in future negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. He also raised the question of Syria, saying that the main American goals are to defeat ISIS, prevent the use of chemical weapons, and obtaining a diplomatic agreement to end the country’s years-long civil war. 

The press conference audience included, among others, U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman. 

– U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Israel