October 17, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Inhofe met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to Israel on Sunday. Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke with Netanyahu about Iran’s increasing aggression in the Middle East and the important strategic alliance between the United States and Israel.
“I appreciated meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu on Sunday in Jerusalem,” Inhofe said. “We agree—President Trump’s action to decertify the Iran deal is an important first step to standing up to Iran and addressing the entirety of the Iranian threat, including their ICBM program and state sponsorship of terrorism. Iran cannot be permitted to develop a nuclear weapon, and the Iran Deal as it is currently implemented, simply gives the Iranians time and resources to achieve nuclear capabilities—a concern that our friends in Israel and I have raised in the past.
“After visiting with Prime Minister Netanyahu, it is clear that under President Trump our relationship with Israel is stronger than ever. I look forward to working with the President to support our vital ally, Israel.”