Dr Mike Evans

Netanyahu meets with British PM Sunak about Iranian threat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at 10 Downing Street in London today.

The two leaders discussed the Iranian nuclear issue, among other issues of importance between the two countries.

Netanyahu thanked Prime Minister Sunak for his country’s determined stand on this matter and said that the major powers must step up the pressure and the deterrence on Iran, according to a news release from the prime minister’s office.

They also discussed deepening strategic cooperation in security, intelligence, and economic matters. To this end, they agreed to establish a strategic dialogue headed by their national security advisers.

The two leaders welcomed the progress toward a bilateral free trade agreement, a move that could greatly benefit Israel’s ongoing export growth.

Netanyahu also invited Sunak to make an official visit to Israel.

Though no official remarks were provided during the visit, the trip included many leaders from Israel and the U.K.

Participating in the meeting for the Israeli side were the National Security Adviser and National Security Council Director, the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, the Prime Minister’s Office Director General, the Prime Minister’s Military Adviser, and the Israeli Ambassador to the UK. Participating for the British side were the National Security Adviser, the Diplomatic Adviser, the Diplomatic and Military Adviser and the British Ambassador to Israel.

The National Security Adviser and National Security Council Director, and the Prime Minister’s Military Secretary are currently holding an additional meeting with their counterparts.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is also expected to meet with Home Secretary Suella Braverman. They will discuss the two countries’ common challenges in dealing with global terrorism.

The visit follows recent visits by Netanyahu to Germany and France, where he also met with each nation’s leaders about the Iranian threat.