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Netanyahu congratulates Trump on North Korea summit

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Israeli congratulated US after his summit today with North Korean leader and said Washington's policy on was also succeeding.

"I commend US on the historic summit in Singapore," said in a statement.

"This is an important step in the effort to rid the of nuclear weapons." The Israeli leader said Trump had "also taken a strong stand against Iran's efforts to arm itself with nuclear weapons and against its aggression in the

"This is already affecting the Iranian economy," he added.

The withdrew last month from the nuclear deal reached between world powers and the Islamic republic in 2015.

The other parties to the deal -- Britain, France, Germany, and -- have vowed to stay in the accord, but appear powerless to stop their companies pulling out of for fear of US penalties.

Iran insists its nuclear programme is for civilian uses only, but its opponents, notably the US and Israel, accuse it of seeking to build an atomic bomb.

The has repeatedly said that Iran is complying with the accord.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 23:40 IST