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Bibi Submits to Trump’s Request to Delay Settlement Talks
Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed ministers of the so-called Security Cabinet Sunday evening of his decision to postpone a meeting scheduled for this week of the West Bank Civil Administration's planning committee following a request by US President Donald Trump.
Justifying his decision to hold off on the meeting by a week or two, which is likely to startle the pro-settlement elements in his coalition, Netanyahu told the ministers present he had no intention of humiliating the Trump administration by making decisions relating to settlements, particularly in light of the upcoming visit to the Middle East by Trump's special advisor Jason Greenblatt.
During the long Cabinet discussions Netanyahu apprised the ministers of the recent talks he had held with Trump, Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and other leaders on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly gathering in New York last week.
Regarding the Iranian nuclear deal, which was the centerpiece of Netanyahu's UN speech, the ministers were informed that the Americans fully understand ‘Israeli' concerns and are considering, together with ‘Israel', various possibilities that could improve the agreement and intensify sanctions against Tehran.
While a final decision has yet to be reached on issue, Netanyahu said that Washington and Tel Aviv would continue to be in contact to discuss how to proceed.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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