Prime Minister Theresa May hails strong UK-Israel ties in call with Netanyahu

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Net mayPrime Minister Theresa May and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed that the UK-Israel relationship has gone from “strength to strength”, in a phone call this morning.

A Downing Street spokesman said that the two leaders “agreed that security cooperation between the UK and Israel was very strong and would continue, particularly on counter-terrorism where we faced shared challenges”.

The statement continued: “They also agreed our 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 freest possible post-Brexit trading relationship had been constructive”.

The leaders also discussed regional security, where Prime Minister May said that the UK remains committed to the Iran nuclear deal, and that “it was important that the deal is carefully monitored and properly enforced”.

However, they agreed that “the international community needed to be clear-eyed about the threat that Iran poses to the Gulf and the wider Middle East, and that the international community should continue working together to push back against Iran’s destabilising regional activity”.

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