Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised President Donald Trump's more aggressive foreign policy and noted it was a welcome "great change" from the Obama administration.
His comments came during a joint press appearance with Defense Secretary James Mattis, the Washington Examiner reports.
"We sense a great change in the direction of American policy," Netanyahu said in a joint press appearance with Defense Secretary James Mattis.
"We noted the very clear and forthright words, Mr. Secretary, that you had to say about Iran," Netanyahu said. "This follows very strong and forthright words on the part of President Trump, and very forthright deeds against the use of chemical weapons by Iran's proxy, Syria.
"This has been appreciated around the world and in our region," Netanyahu said. "I think this is welcome change, a strategic change of American leadership and American policy."
Netanyahu's comments came after stepped up actions in the region by the U.S.
Trump had warned on Thursday Iran is "not living up to the spirit" of the nuclear deal reach under the Obama administration, Fox News reported. And he said his team was analyzing it "very, very carefully."
And just two weeks ago, Trump had ordered a missile strike in Syria in response to that nation's government's chemical attack earlier, which killed more than 80 civilians, according to The New York Times.
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