Pence in Jerusalem Urges Europeans to Fix Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, walks alongside Israel President Reuven Rivlin during a formal reception ceremony at the President's residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP

The Times of Israel reports: US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday urged Europe to agree to open the Iranian nuclear deal, threatening that Washington will quit the landmark pact if its “sunset provisions” are not entirely removed.

Speaking next to President Reuven Rivlin at his Jerusalem residence, Pence also praised US President Donald Trump’s December 6 recognition of the city as Israel’s capital, calling it a “tangible sign” of America’s commitment to the Jewish state.

“We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in the battle against radical Islamic terrorism,” Pence told Rivlin. “I thank you, Mr. President, for your government’s courage, for the courage of your military. And I pledge to you continued collaboration and cooperation on behalf of our mutual security.” The US stands together with Israel against Iran, the vice president continued, calling the Islamic Republic the “leading state sponsor of terror.”

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