BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 P.M.) – US President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, Wednesday.
The US leader said his decision to formally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel “I guess was controversial, but it’s turned out to be very positive in many ways,” adding that Washington supports Israel and its right to defend itself.
Netanyahu in his part praised Trump’s speech at the UNGA against “the corrupt terrorist regime in Iran.”
“I think everybody should understand that Israel will continue to do what is necessary to defend itself against Iranian aggression in Syria, in Lebanon, anywhere else,” the prime minister added.
“I say this objectively, that the American-Israeli alliance has never been stronger. It’s stronger than ever before under your leadership,” Netanyahu concluded.
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