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Netanyahu congratulates Trump on Iran sanctions hike: Statement

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday welcomed US President Donald Trump's decision to toughen sanctions against Israel's arch foe Iran, a government statement said.

"Iran's aggression has increased of late, including in the Gulf, and this is precisely the time to increase pressure and sanctions. I am pleased that President Trump has done exactly this," it quoted Netanyahu as saying.

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First Published: Wed, September 18 2019. 23:10 IST
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