Israeli foreign minister Israel Katz praised U.S. President Donald Trump in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday (September 26).
In 2017 President Trump broke with long-standing U.S. policy when he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike.
Katz also singled out Trump’s hard-line policy towards Iran, saying, “I call on the international community to support President Trump’s “maximum pressure policy’ against Iran. This is the way to stop them. We must stop Iran today, in order to prevent war tomorrow,” he added.
The U.S.-Iranian confrontation has ratcheted up since last year, when U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with major powers and reimposed sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy to force Tehran to renegotiate the pact.
Iran refuses to hold any talks with the United States unless Washington lifts sanctions on Tehran.