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Netanyahu to persuade Trump to cancel n-deal in UN meeting

Jerusalem, Sep 18 (IANS) Israeli officials on Monday said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to discuss the Iran nuclear deal.

Israeli officials said Netanyahu will try to persuade Trump to retract US support for the nuclear deal between the world powers and Iran, Xinhau reported.

“The most important thing in the upcoming meeting is demanding the cancellation of the nuclear deal,” said Israeli cabinet minister, Yisrael Katz, who is also the minister of transportation.

In an interview with Army Radio, Katz said that “the lesson from the North Korea shows negotiations and agreements with dictatorships do not prevent the development of nuclear weapons.”

Netanyahu is expected to use his speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to reiterate his position that Iran poses a threat to the stability of the Middle East.

The hardline politician has been a vocal opponent of the nuclear deal, which was signed two years ago in Vienna between Iran and the world powers.

Israel has been worried over Iran’s expansive role in Syria and Lebanon, Israel’s northern neighbours.

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