Trump-Netanyahu meeting is chance to project common front vs Iran

Trump-Netanyahu meeting is chance to  project common front vs Iran

Washington: US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold talks on Monday that offer a chance to project a common front against Iran but are expected to do little to advance seemingly stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects.
Mired in corruption investigations threatening his political survival, Netanyahu – questioned at his home by police on Friday – will step into a different spotlight during his five-day US visit.
Trump’s push to change or scrap Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and concerns over Tehran’s foothold in Syria are expected to top the agenda of his talks with Netanyahu, U.S. and Israeli officials said.
Both leaders have long railed against the deal, citing its limited duration and the fact it does not cover Iran’s ballistic missile program or its support for anti-Israel militants in the region.
Trump has threatened to pull out of the agreement unless European allies help“fix” it with a follow-up accord. An Israeli official said Netanyahu and Trump were likely to talk about how to overcome European resistance on the matter.