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US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have discussed a range of Iran-related issues over the phone, the White House says, amid growing speculation that Washington will pull out from the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Iran.
The conversation took place on Statuary and the two allies discussed “threats and challenges facing the Middle East region, especially the problems posed by the Iranian regime’s destabilizing activities,” the White House said Sunday.
Trump is a few weeks away from making a decision on the future of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran agreed under the deal with the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany to limit parts of its peaceful nuclear program in exchange for removal of all nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
However, Trump thinks that the JCPOA, achieved under his predecessor Barack Obama, is flawed and needs to be “fixed” or otherwise scrapped in its entirety. This is a viewpoint that he shares with Netanyahu.