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Israel, Saudi Arabia United in Praise of Trump Iran Strategy

The Jewish and Muslim nation are rarely on the same page, but they both want Trump to stop Iranian aggression.

Saudi Arabia and Israel, two nations that rarely agree, both lauded President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iranian nuclear deal and pursue a more aggressive strategy against Tehran.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the move in a video statement (above), according to The Jerusalem Post:

“President Trump has just created an opportunity to fix this bad deal. To roll back Iran’s aggression and to confront its criminal support of terrorism,” Netanyahu continued.

“That’s why Israel embraces this opportunity. And that’s why every responsible government, and any person concerned with the peace and security of the world, should do so as well,” he stressed.

Netanyahu said that Trump “boldly confronted Iran’s terrorist regime,” while warning that Iran could develop a nuclear weapon under the guidelines of the deal.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, a Muslim-majority nation that often finds itself on the opposite end of historic religious conflicts from Israel in the Middle East, also welcomed the president’s announcement, per Bloomberg:

The kingdom, Iran’s chief rival in the Middle East, praised the president for his “vision” and commitment to working with allies in the region to confront Iran’s actions, according to a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

Sunni-led Saudi Arabia had supported the 2015 nuclear agreement reached between Iran and world powers, including the U.S. In its statement, the kingdom said Iran has used the financial gains from the accord “to destabilize the region, especially through developing a ballistic missile program.”

Iran and Saudi Arabia have their own religious differences, with Shia clerics running Iran and Sunni monarchs in charge of Saudi Arabia.

But the fact that a Muslim-majority nation has joined with a Jewish-majority nation to praise the leader of a Christian-majority country shows the extent to which Iran threatens the whole world.