NEW YORK (UPI) — President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to personally accept congratulations and invited Netanyahu to visit the United States for an in-person meeting.
Bloomberg and Haaretz reported the phone call was cordial between the two conservative leaders who have shared hawkish sentiments on a range of foreign policy issues in the Middle East, particularly in regards to Iran.
Netanyahu’s office said Trump proposed a meeting at the “first opportunity.”
In congratulating Trump publicly, Netanyahu called the Republican a “true friend of the state of Israel.”
It was unclear whether the two men discussed any U.S.-Israeli policies on the call, but both men have expressed deep skepticism about the Iran nuclear deal in a bid to close down the Islamic republic’s nuclear weapons program.
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