President Donald Trump fired a left hook at Iran as he opened Wednesday's press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying he will never let the terrorism-fueled Middle East nation develop a nuclear bomb.
During the meeting with reporters at the White House, Trump acknowledged that Israel faces huge security challenges in keeping itself safe from the threat of terrorist attacks.
Then he called the Iran deal, partly brokered by former President Barack Obama and designed to limit Iran's nuclear capability, "one of the worst deals I have ever seen."
Trump then vowed to do more as president to "prevent Iran from ever developing, I mean ever, a nuclear weapon."
Netanyahu praised Trump's "clarity and courage" in confronting Iran "head-on." He also noted how Iran has in the past written on its missiles in Hebrew: "Israel must be destroyed."
"You call for confronting Iran's terrorist regime, preventing Iran from realizing this terrible deal into a nuclear arsenal, and you've said the United States is committed to preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons. You call for the defeat of ISIS ..." Netanyahu said.
"Under your leadership I believe we can reverse the rising tide of radical Islam and in this great task as in so many others, Israel stands with you, and I stand with you."
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