Theresa May has been asked to back the Israeli and American united front against Iran, despite Putin arguing that Iran is not a terrorist state.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu encouraged a coalition, after Iran said it will launch missiles as part of a military exercise despite criticism over a test firing last weekend.
In the meeting with Mrs May, Israeli PM said that “responsible” countries should follow Donald Trump and impose fresh sanctions against Iran.
“That’s why I welcome (US) President Trump’s assistance of new sanctions against Iran, I think other nations should follow suit, certainly responsible nations,” he said.
Mr Netanyahu also wants to achieve greater “diplomatic, security, economic and technological ties” with the UK. The case seems promising as the Israeli PM has strong support from President Donald Trump.
However, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson disagrees with Trump over calling Iran a terrorist state. Disagreements over the Middle East should not stop the restoration of the Kremlin’s ties with Washington.
When meeting Mrs May for the first time, Mr Netanyahu aims to discuss expanding trade opportunities once Britain has left the EU.
Theresa May, however, is also under public scrutiny to raise the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It will be discussed, but should take just a small part of the meeting.
In this case Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn expresses his disagreement. It is “simply not good enough,” he said, calling the Prime Minister to raise her voice for Palestinian rights.
Last month an official from the Israeli embassy in London was secretly filmed discussing how to “take down” Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan.
Jeremy Corbyn said that Mrs May should not forget to raise her concerns about this incident, rather than concentrating just on the future of trade.