Clinton Tells Netanyahu She Will Continue to Implement Iran Deal

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Democratic nominee for U.S. president Hillary Clinton at the W Hotel in Union Square September 26, 2016 in New York City. The prime minister met earlier with …
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The Jerusalem Post reports: WASHINGTON – Israel Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton in New York for just under an hour on Sunday night.

Clinton told Netanyahu that a “strong and vibrant Israel is vital to the US,” according to one of her aides, “because we share overarching strategic interests and the common values of democracy, equality, tolerance, and pluralism.”

The former secretary of state gave her backing to the recently signed $38b. military aid package, and pledged to take the bilateral relationship “to the next level,” as her Republican rival Donald Trump also did earlier in the day during his sit-down with the prime minister.

Their conversation focused on the nuclear deal with Iran, which Netanyahu opposes and Clinton has endorsed, the campaign said.

The Democratic nominee attended the meeting, at the W Hotel off of Union Square, after stopping by to visit her daughter Chelsea across town. She came into the city from Chappaqua after several days of intense preparations for her first debate with her Republican rival, Donald Trump, tomorrow night.

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