President Trump, while the high-stakes meeting in Jerusalem, said on Monday that a common international concern about the Iranian closer to pushing Israel and the Arab States in the region, while the further alienation of Tehran from the global community.
“We are more than friends, we are great allies,” Trump said, speaking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The pleasantries between the two, while the Israeli leader said trump, “how much we appreciate the change in the American policy in Iran,” and the “reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East.”
Trump arrived in Israel after a weekend a trip through Saudi Arabia, Iran’s main rival in the region. The Iranian threat is a chief theme of the US President, his designs, how he’s trying to reassure middle East allies, and bring them together on common objectives-including the “rare opportunity” of an Israeli-Palestinian peace Treaty.
“There is a growing awareness among their Arab neighbors, that they Trump said common cause with them in the threat posed by Iran,” talk by the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin.
He said: “it is a great feeling for the peace in the entire Middle East,” and suggested that a possible warming, the might of other countries to Israel, a “use” for the long-running tensions with Iran.
On the sidelines of the Monday meeting, Trump was still dealing with the impact of a report a week ago that he the disclosure of confidential information in a meeting with Russian diplomats — supposedly intelligence that came out of Israel. Trump, if, told reporters on Monday that he was “never the word or the name of Israel, mentioned” in his conversation with Russia’s foreign Minister and Ambassador.
“So you have a different story wrong,” he said.
Various reports, quoting anonymous officials, said Trump has said have share classified information with Russian diplomats about the threat posed by the Islamic state group and some of the information came from Israeli intelligence. But news accounts have accused Trump for the designation of Israel as a source of information.
Netanyahu said that the American-Israeli intelligence cooperation is “terrific”, is trying to discard you, keep in mind that the incident violated the confidentiality of the agreement with Israel.
On Monday, Trump also a note in the Western wall, the first sitting U.S. President to visit one of Judaism’s most sacred sites. Trump stood alone in front of the wall, with his hand, before she stuffed a note between the cracks.
The First lady, Melania Trump, the President of the daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner joined Trump in the Western wall, as well as a visit to the Church of the Holy sepulchre. The Church was built crucified to commemorate the place where most Christians believe Jesus was buried.
Also trump the flight path was considered a possible first, with his travels from Riyadh to Tel Aviv, the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Trump explicitly said on Monday that Saudi-love king Salman would “peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.”
“We have a rare opportunity to bring stability and peace in the region and defeat terrorism and create a peaceful future,” Trump said, to talk of Rivlin and Netanyahu at the time of arrival. “We can go there only by work – there is no other way.”
Trump’s comments came after Netanyahu expressed his willingness for peace with the Palestinians.
“Israel shares a commitment to peace – with Egypt and Jordan,” he said. “Peace, we’re looking for is durable, in which the Jewish state is recognized, the security will remain in Israel, the hands and the conflicts once and for all.”
On Tuesday, the Trump of the Palestinian authority Mahmoud Abbas meeting with the President. After hosting Abbas at the White house in March, Trump, declared boldly that the achievement of peace, “something that I think is, frankly, maybe so difficult as the people have thought over the years.”
“But we have to be willing the two parties,” he continued. “We believe that Israel is willing to. We believe that you are ready. And if both of you are ready, we will make a deal.”
White house aides have tried to downplay expectations for significant progress on the peace process, to stop while trump, casting it as more symbolic than substantive.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.