French President Emmanuel Macron has raised the alarm over Iran’s nuclear programme, warning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of a “headlong rush” during a meeting in Paris.
The meeting between the two leaders comes amid Macron’s concerns over Netanyahu’s plans to overhaul the Israeli judicial system and continued settlement building in the West Bank.
Macron expressed his concerns to Netanyahu during their meeting, saying that Iran’s nuclear programme was at a “dangerous point”. He also warned Netanyahu about the consequences of the planned judicial overhaul and settlements on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Following the meeting, Netanyahu said that he and Macron had a “very productive” discussion, and that they agreed on the need to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Meanwhile, former Israeli Ambassador to France, Yossi Gal, told WION that the meeting between Macron and Netanyahu was “very important” and could lead to positive developments in the region.
He said that the two leaders discussed a range of issues, including the Iran nuclear deal, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and the situation in Syria.
Gal added that Netanyahu and Macron have a “good relationship” and that the meeting could lead to “positive developments” in the region.
The meeting between the two leaders comes amid heightened tensions in the Middle East, with Iran’s nuclear programme at the centre of the debate.
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