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Israeli minister calls for new sanctions on Iran

AP  |  Jerusalem 

An Israeli Cabinet minister says the best possible outcome of the US-showdown over the contentious nuclear deal would be for to "come together around new, significant sanctions."

Israeli Minister of Regional CooperationTzachi Hanegbi tells Tel Aviv radio station 102 FM today that such a move will compel large international companies to choose between doing business with the Iranians or the Americans.

The comment came hours before President Donald Trump is expected to announce whether he will decertify the nuclear deal agreed upon by his predecessor,

vehemently criticized the deal at the time, but has been largely quiet in the run-up to Trump's announcement.

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First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 23:02 IST