Netanyahu in Paris to Discuss Iranian Threat With Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu arrived in Paris on Thursday where he is to hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on the threats posed by Iran’s nuclear program.

“I am going to a meeting with French President Macron,” Netanyahu told journalists before taking off to Paris. “The main topic of our conversation is, of course, Iran and the joint efforts to combat its aggression and its pursuit of nuclear weapons. I will meet with representatives of the Jewish community and the business community in France who are interested in investing in Israel.

“At the same time we continue to increase the circle of peace. Today was another historic day: together with the president of Chad, we opened an embassy,” he said, referring to an inauguration ceremony that took place earlier in the day in Tel Aviv. “We will continue to deepen the circle of peace with other countries near and far.”

Netanyahu stated that Iran’s role supplying drones to Russian invaders in Ukraine as well as the crackdown on protests at home should prompt Western allies to drop any pursuit of a revival of the 2015 deal over its atomic drive.

The prime minister has also said Israel is considering sending military aid to Ukraine, apparently dropping its previously more neutral stance over the conflict.

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