Netanyahu meets with Theresa May
Netanyahu meets with Theresa May Flash 90

British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday.

They agreed that security cooperation between the UK and Israel was very strong and would continue, particularly on counter-terrorism where the two countries face shared challenges.

They also agreed that their bilateral trade relationship would continue to go "from strength to strength", noting the UK-Israel trade working group had already met and discussions on how to ensure the free-est possible post-Brexit trading relationship had been constructive.

They discussed Iran, with May stating that the nuclear deal with Iran is important and must be preserved because it has "neutralized" the possibility of the Iranians acquiring nuclear weapons for more than a decade. May said the UK remains firmly committed to the deal and that it believes the deal is vitally important for regional security. She said it was important that the deal is carefully monitored and properly enforced, and that both sides deliver on their commitments.

The two agreed that the international community needed to be clear-eyed about the threat that Iran poses to the Gulf States and the wider Middle East, and that the international community should continue working together to push back against Iran’s destabilizing regional activity.